Michael Walzer

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Michael Laban Walzer (born March 3, 1935) is an American political theorist and public intellectual. A professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, he is editor emeritus of the left-wing magazine Dissent, with which he has been affiliated with since his years as an undergraduate at Brandeis University, an advisory editor of the Jewish journal Fathom, and sits on the editorial board of the Jewish Review of Books. He has written books and essays on a wide range of topics—many in political ethics—including just and unjust wars, nationalism, ethnicity, Zionism, antisemitism, economic justice, social criticism, radicalism, tolerance, and political obligation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Walzer has received more than 509,548 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Michael Walzer is the 652nd most popular philosopher (up from 689th in 2019), the 2,261st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,631st in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Michael Walzer ranks 652 out of 1,267Before him are Jonathan Edwards, Mary Parker Follett, Ernst Moritz Arndt, María Zambrano, Johannes Bugenhagen, and Eduard Zeller. After him are Louis Lavelle, Franz Xaver von Baader, Diodorus Cronus, Florian Znaniecki, Paul Virilio, and Johannes Nikolaus Tetens.

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Among people born in 1935, Michael Walzer ranks 108Before him are Marc Augé, Jack Charlton, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, Mário Coluna, Terry Riley, and Robert Silverberg. After him are Nikos Sampson, Paula Rego, Ján Popluhár, John Phillips, Luboš Kohoutek, and Thomas Keneally.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Walzer ranks 2,261 out of 20,380Before him are Djuna Barnes (1892), Henry Murray (1893), Joseph D. Pistone (1939), Johnny Winter (1944), Stanley Donen (1924), and Chazz Palminteri (1952). After him are Betty Friedan (1921), Joseph E. Johnston (1807), Baruch Goldstein (1956), Carol Gilligan (1936), Daniel Carleton Gajdusek (1923), and Othniel Charles Marsh (1831).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United States

Among philosophers born in United States, Michael Walzer ranks 24Before him are Arthur Danto (1924), Charles W. Morris (1903), Nancy Fraser (1947), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Jonathan Edwards (1703), and Mary Parker Follett (1868). After him are Alvin Plantinga (1932), Jerry Fodor (1935), James Mark Baldwin (1861), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), Helen Parkhurst (1886), and Michael J. Sandel (1953).