Ethics & International Affairs Volume 29.3 (Fall 2015): "The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions" by Michael Walzer

Sep 10, 2015

The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions, Michael Walzer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015), 192 pp., $26 cloth.

Review by George Rupp

In his newest book, Michael Walzer addresses a modern paradox: national liberation movements based on the ideas of secular liberalism were triumphant in the post–World War II period; yet, once established, the new secular states have been challenged with increasing effectiveness by religious revivalists.

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