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Michael Walzer

American philosopher

1935   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Brandeis University
occupation: philosopher, political scientist, university teacher, sociologist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize
influenced by: Albert Camus

Michael Laban Walzer (; born 1935) is a prominent American political theorist and public intellectual. A professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, he is co-editor of Dissent, an intellectual magazine that he has been affiliated with since his years as an undergraduate at Brandeis University. He has written books and essays on a wide range of topics—many in political ethics—including just and unjust wars, nationalism, ethnicity, Zionism, economic justice, social criticism, radicalism, tolerance, and political obligation. He is also a contributing editor to The New Republic. To date, he has written 27 books and published over 300 articles, essays, and book reviews in Dissent, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Harpers, and many philosophical and political science journals.
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