Labyrinth Books and IAS Present a Public Conversation with 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 traditions of the modern Israeli state.

Walzer, the book’s principal editor, will be joined by eminent Jewish Studies scholars Martha Himmelfarb and Robert Goldenberg as part of the discussion that will take place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Labyrinth Books.

Michael Walzer served as editor of the political journal Dissent for more than three decades. He has written about a wide variety of topics in political theory and moral philosophy. His many influential books include Just and Unjust Wars; Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality; The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions; and most recently A Foreign Policy for the Left.

Martha Himmelfarb is Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Her most recent book is Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel. She serves as director of the Program in Judaic Studies.

Robert Goldenberg is Professor Emeritus of History at Stony Brook University and the author of The Origins of Judaism: From Canaan to the Rise of Islam.

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