Avishai Margalit on Sectarianism

December 4, 2007 | CUNY Lecture Series

A leading political theorist and social critic, Avishai Margalit talks about the varieties of political and religious sectarianism, both past and present, in the Irving Howe Memorial Lecture at the Graduate Center. Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Margalit, who is currently the George Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, discusses his own sectarian experience during the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and how it shaped his controversial viewpoint on separate Israeli and Palestine states.
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