For a deeper understanding of Israel and the region

Fathom Highlight: Debating Michael Walzer’s ‘Islamism and the Left’ / 20 July / 2015

Fathom invited a range of thinkers to respond critically to Michael Walzer’s much discussed recent essay ‘Islamism and the Left’, published in Dissent, in conversation with Michael at a roundtable in London. Participants in the discussion included: John Lloyd, Rashad Ali, Dave Rich, James Bloodworth , Professor Robert Fine, Dr David Hirsh, Dr Eve Garrard and Nikita Malik.


Our Voice of the Week is of former Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks’s speech to the BICOM/Jewish News conference ‘If we stand together against religious persecution, we win’.


Our Image of the Week is of Armenian clergy performing a prayer service at the Arch Angels Church in the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, on 18 July 2015. The Saint James Church, where prayers are normally conducted, is currently under renovation. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Debating Michael Walzer’s 'Islamism and the Left'

by Michael Walzer

Michael Walzer is professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and one of the democratic left’s foremost political philosophers. His recent essay ‘Islamism and the Left’ – published in Dissent, the US journal he co-edited for many years – sparked much debate on the left. Fathom invited a range of thinkers to respond critically to the essay in conversation with Michael in our offices in London. Michael Walzer: Thank you to Fathom for organising this...

Voice of the Week


Image of the Week


Visit fathom for a deeper understanding of israel and the region

This email was sent to you by Fathom.