The Paradox of Liberation: Michael Walzer in Conversation with Anne-Marie Slaughter

APR 13, 2015 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM



The Graduate Center
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April 13, 2015: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


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Political theorist Michael Walzer discusses his new book with Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of New America. In The Paradox of Liberation, Walzer examines national liberation movements in India, Israel, and Algeria, focusing on the seemingly irreconcilable tension between secular democratic ideals and religious fundamentalism. Walzer is professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study and co-edited Dissent for more than thirty years. His many books include Just and Unjust Wars and On Toleration. Slaughter, professor emerita at Princeton, was director of policy planning for the U.S. State Department, among other high-ranking government and academic positions. She is the author of six books and the widely read Atlantic article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.” Moderated by Distinguished Professor of History and Political Science Richard Wolin.

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