Political Thought and Political Thinkers
- List Price: $60.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press
- Publish date: 01/01/1998
- ISBN: 9780226753447
- ISBN10: 0226753441
This second volume of Shklar's work -- which follows the 1997 publication of Redeeming American Political Thought -- brings together heretofore uncollected (and several unpublished) essays on a number of themes, including the place of the intellect in the modern political world and the dangers of identity politics. While many of these essays have been previously published, they remain far from accessible. In collecting the work scattered over the past forty years in journals and other publications, noted political theorist Stanley Hoffmann provides an essential guide to Shklar's thought, complemented by George Kateb's comprehensive introduction to her work. Hoffmann's selection, which includes Shklar's classic essay "The Liberalism of Fear", showcases her distinctive defense of liberalism and follows her explorations in this history of moral and political thought as she engages with Henri Bergson, Hannah Arendt, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Political Thought and Political Thinkers displays Shklar's compelling and flexible intellect in action and is the definitive collection of her work on European history and thinkers.