Michael Walzer

Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, will lead a discussion on Community , the third installment in Walzer's four-volume The Jewish Political Tradition series, which seeks to connect political thought of ancient Israel and the Diaspora with the emerging...
This spring, Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, wrote for Foreign Affairs an article on " Just and Unjust Leaks "—a discussion of the contexts in which the leaking of confidential information is morally justified. For the November/December...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, spoke at the Paris Institute of Political Studies on March 15, 2018, in a talk titled "Freedom and Equality: Can the Two Stand Together?" Exploring the crucial link between freedom and equality, he...
Martin Peretz of the Wall Street Journal reviewed A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press, 2018) by Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writing: "Mr. Walzer is an honest leftist, and he tries to keep his comrades...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, will discuss his new book A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press 2018), at 6:00 p.m. on March 8 at Labyrinth Books...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, details the intricacies of whistle-blowing, the moral risk-taking that is involved, and the contours of judging whether or not a disclosure is justified: So long as there are secrets, whistle-blowing will remain a...

In the Media

February 20, 2018
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, discusses the political potential of high school students as they take on the NRA following the February 14, 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Looking to the African American student activists of...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writes about American leftists and U.S. foreign policy: First and foremost, the left needs to think seriously about the use of force, which is the central issue in foreign-policy debates. It is right...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, joins Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY in a discussion of the American left's approach to foreign policy and his latest book A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press, January 2018), which...
Current enthusiasm towards Israel is largely driven by the defence sector, business groups, and policy think-tanks. One of the dominant arguments is that India can benefit a lot in areas such as defense, agriculture, trade, technology-driven development, etc. Hence, India’s policy towards Israel should be...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, reviews On Betrayal (Harvard University Press, 2017) by Avishai Margalit , former Professor in the School of Historical Studies. Of the book, Walzer writes, "Betrayal is the breaking of thick relations,...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science and emeritus editor of Dissent , builds upon his article " The Idea of Resistance ," published by the magazine in 1960. Resistance is a very old form of political action—much...