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USA: Discovering the Roots of Religious Radicalism : The Paradox of Liberation: A Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday 16 March 2016, by siawi3


Discovering the Roots of Religious Radicalism
Three Case Studies: Israel, India, Algeria
A discussion with Michael Walzer

March 29 4:00pm - 6:00pm
at Columbia University

A roundtable discussion on topics raised in Michael Walzer’s latest book, The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions.

India, Israel, and Algeria are three nations whose founding principles and institutions are under attack from religious revivalists of different kinds, such as Hindu militants, ultra-Orthodox Jews, and Islamic radicals. Michael Walzer’s book The Paradox of Liberation offers a study for discussion on the roots of one of the contemporary world’s most serious problems. Walzer asks: Why have the secular democratic leadership of liberation movements been unable to permanently assert their political culture? Has that inability or mistake been a source of religious resurgence and its acute radicalization in several regions of the world?

Participants in the discussion include:

Michael Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study
Mustafa Akyol, writer and journalist
Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University
Nader Hashemi, University of Denver
Jonathan Laurence, Boston College
Hanna Lerner, Tel Aviv University
Chair: Giancarlo Bosetti, Reset DoC

Registration is required.
Please register now here.

This event is sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life and Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations.