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Michael Walzer on Liberal as an Adjective Democracy Paradox

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It doesn't have a fixed character. It's a mindset that has to do with a respect for human rights and civil liberties, toleration of different religions, and an ability to live with ambiguity. So, I like the idea of liberal as a qualifier on other and more specific and coherent commitments.
Michael Walzer

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Michael Walzer is an emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. He was also a longtime editor of Dissent. He is the author of many books including the classic of political philosophy Spheres of Justice. His most recent book is called The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On “Liberal” as an Adjective.

Key Highlights
Introduction - 0:45What is Liberalism? 3:53Liberal Democracy - 11:47Liberal Nationalism - 17:35How Does Liberalism Change? 22:14Key Links
The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On "Liberal" as an Adjective by Michael Walzer


Spheres Of Justice: A Defense Of Pluralism And Equality by Michael Walzer


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It doesn't have a fixed character. It's a mindset that has to do with a respect for human rights and civil liberties, toleration of different religions, and an ability to live with ambiguity. So, I like the idea of liberal as a qualifier on other and more specific and coherent commitments.
Michael Walzer

Become a Patron!

Make a one-time Donation to Democracy Paradox.

A full transcript is available at www.democracyparadox.com.

Michael Walzer is an emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Study. He was also a longtime editor of Dissent. He is the author of many books including the classic of political philosophy Spheres of Justice. His most recent book is called The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On “Liberal” as an Adjective.

Key Highlights
Introduction - 0:45What is Liberalism? 3:53Liberal Democracy - 11:47Liberal Nationalism - 17:35How Does Liberalism Change? 22:14Key Links
The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On "Liberal" as an Adjective by Michael Walzer


Spheres Of Justice: A Defense Of Pluralism And Equality by Michael Walzer


Institute for Advanced Study

Democracy Paradox Podcast


Olivier Zunz on Alexis de Tocqueville


Michael Ignatieff Warns Against the Politics of Enemies


More Episodes from the Podcast

More Information


Democracy Group


Apes of the State created all Music


Email the show at jkempf@democracyparadox.com


Follow on Twitter @DemParadox, Facebook, Instagram @democracyparadoxpodcast


100 Books on Democracy


Democracy Paradox is part of the Amazon Affiliates Program and earns commissions on items purchased from links to the Amazon website. All links are to recommended books discussed in the podcast or referenced in the blog.
Support the show

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