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Read online The Revolution of the Saints: A Study in the Origins of Radical Politics.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Revolution of the Saints: A Study in the Origins of Radical Politics i The Revolution of the Saints i is a study both historical and sociological of the radical political response of the Puritans to disorder It interprets and analyzes Calvinism as the first modern expression of an unremitting determination to transform on the basis of an ideology the existing political and moral order Michael Walzer examines in detail the circumstances and ideological options of the Puritan intelligentsia and gentry He sees Puritanism in sharp contrast to some generally accepted views as the political theory of intellectuals and gentlemen attempting to create a new government and society by Michael Walzer

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The Revolution of the Saints: A Study in the Origins of Radical Politics
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Distinguished political philosopher Michael Walzer offers a provocative reappraisal of the core tenets of liberalism Ranging over contested issues including multiculturalism pluralism difference civil society and racial and gender justice he suggest ways in which liberal theory might be revised to make it more hospitable to the claims of equality br An elegant and probing critique of contemporary liberal thought G John Ikenberry i Foreign Affairs br i With his usual originality clarity depth and intelligent judgments Michael Walzer offers a perspective on political life that reveals serious inadequacies in standard liberal views and points to directions of change Robert Dahl Sterling Professor Emeritus Yale University, No description available, b A thought provoking reflection on why secular national liberation movements are so often challenged by militant religious revivals b br br Many of the successful campaigns for national liberation in the years following World War II were initially based on democratic and secular ideals Once established however the newly independent nations had to deal with entirely unexpected religious fierceness Michael Walzer one of America s foremost political thinkers examines this perplexing trend by studying India Israel and Algeria three nations whose founding principles and institutions have been sharply attacked by three completely different groups of religious revivalists Hindu militants ultra Orthodox Jews and messianic Zionists and Islamic radicals In his provocative well reasoned discussion Walzer asks Why have these secular democratic movements been unable to reproduce their political culture beyond one or two generations In a postscript he compares the difficulties of contemporary secularism to the successful establishment of secular politics in the early American republic thereby making an argument for American exceptionalism but gravely noting that we may be less exceptional today, i The Revolution of the Saints i is a study both historical and sociological of the radical political response of the Puritans to disorder It interprets and analyzes Calvinism as the first modern expression of an unremitting determination to transform on the basis of an ideology the existing political and moral order Michael Walzer examines in detail the circumstances and ideological options of the Puritan intelligentsia and gentry He sees Puritanism in sharp contrast to some generally accepted views as the political theory of intellectuals and gentlemen attempting to create a new government and society