Appeared in: Volume 11, Number 2
Published on: October 10, 2015
The Religious Fate of Secular Liberation

Michael Walzer struggles to explain the failure of secular liberation movements to overcome the religious cultures of the liberated.

Yehudah Mirsky, a former State Department official, is associate professor of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University and its Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, and the author of Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2014). Follow him on Twitter @YehudahMirsky.
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