Western moral and political theory in the last two centuries has held that morality and politics are independent of a divine reality. This title argues that there is a necessary relation between moral worth and belief in God. It defends a return to the view that moral and political principles depend on a divine purpose.
Wars of national secession and ethnic cleansing, based on the claims of supposedly distinct racial, ethnic, cultural, and national identities, have disfigured recent years. Probing the roots of these conflicts, this book provides the survey of the range of political theories of ethnicity and nationalism.
American Intellectuals and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975
An account of the impact of the Vietnam War on American intellectual life. Aiming to shed light on the demise of Cold War liberalism and the development of the New Left, the book examines the steady growth of a conservatism that used Vietnam and anti-war sentiment as a rallying point.
Historians, sociologists, and political scientists examine early conceptions of racial and ethnic pluralism in the US and confront some of the causes, implications, and possible outcomes of resurgent tribalism in the country and around the world. Among the 15 essays are Max Weber's 1954 Ethnic Grou
Political Ideologies from the American Revolution to Postmodern Times
Assesses the major ideologies of modern times, including liberalism, socialism, and conservatism, and traces their relationships with one another, with the ambiguous ideology of nationalism, and to the emergence of modern societies, democratic politics, and Enlightenment ideas. Overviews key themes
Historically leftist ideas and theories have had a profound impact on modern Jewish life. But, the left's impact on the Jewish community has greatly diminished today. This book presents a sweeping portrait of the defining impact of the left on modern Jewish politics and culture in Europe, Palestine/Israel, and the New World.
Historically leftist ideas and theories have had a profound impact on modern Jewish life. But, the left's impact on the Jewish community has greatly diminished today. Nonetheless, it can still be detected in the tendency of American Jews to vote for the liberal camp. This political tendency has also influenced Jewish communities actions as ......