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  • Liberalism's Crooked Circleby Ira Katznelson

    Princeton University Press 1998; US$ 35.00

    This book is a profoundly moving and analytically incisive attempt to shift the terms of discussion in American politics. It speaks to the intellectual and political weaknesses within the liberal tradition that have put the United States at the mercy of libertarian, authoritarian populist, nakedly racist, and traditionalist elitist versions of the... more...

  • Desolation and Enlightenmentby Ira Katznelson

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 27.99

    During and especially after the Second World War, a group of leading scholars who had been perilously close to the war's devastation joined others fortunate enough to have been protected by distance in an effort to redefine and reinvigorate Western liberal ideals for a radically new age. Treating evil as an analytical category, they sought to discover... more...

  • City Trenchesby Ira Katznelson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.50

    The urban crisis of the 1960s revived a dormant social activism whose protagonists placed their hoped for radical change and political effectiveness in community action. Ironically, the insurgents chose the local community as their terrain for a political battle that in reality involved a few strictly local issues. They failed to achieve their goals,... more...

  • Religion and Democracy in the United Statesby Alan Wolfe; Ira Katznelson

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 42.00

    The United States remains a deeply religious country and religion plays an inextricably critical role in American politics. Controversy over issues such as abortion is fueled by opposition in the Catholic Church and among conservative Protestants, candidates for the presidency are questioned about their religious beliefs, and the separation of church... more...

  • Religion and the Political Imaginationby Ira Katznelson; Gareth Stedman Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Religion and the Political Imagination offers new ways of thinking about the urgency of religious issues in the contemporary world. more...

  • Paths of Emancipationby Pierre Birnbaum; Ira Katznelson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Throughout the nineteenth century, legal barriers to Jewish citizenship were lifted in Europe, enabling organized Jewish communities and individuals to alter radically their relationships with the institutions of the Christian West. In this volume, one of the first to offer a comparative overview of the entry of Jews into state and society, eight... more...

  • Religious Conversionby Ira Katznelson; Miri Rubin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes and characteristics of religious conversion. By probing continuities and fissures, particularly in the Jewish, Muslim and Christian experiences,... more...

  • Chosen Capitalby Rebecca Kobrin; Jonathan Sarna; Daniel Soyer; Jeffrey Shandler; Jon Pollack; David S. Koffman; Ira Katznelson; Daniel Katz; Phyllis Dillon; Andrew Godley; Andrew Dolkart; Marni Davis; Jonathan Karp; Eli Lederhendler; Olga Litvak; Sarah Stein

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    At what moments and in what ways did Jews play a central role in American capitalism? Chosen Capital addresses this question head-on by exploring Jews? impact on American capitalism as both its architects?through their participation in specific industries?and as its most vocal critics through their support of unionism and radical political movements.... more...

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