Author: Michael Walzer

Michael Walzer by Peter Valckx, 2010

A noted public intellectual and author, Michael Walzer (b. 1935) was educated at Brandeis University, Cambridge, and Harvard. He is co-editor of Dissent magazine and has written twenty-seven books, including Just and Unjust Wars (1977), On Toleration (1997), and Arguing About War (2004). He has published over 300 articles, essays, and book reviews in Dissent, the New Republic, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, the New York Times, and many philosophical and political science journals. He currently serves as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Free Time from Spheres of Justice

Michael Walzer

In this selection from Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality (1983), Michael Walzer (b. 1935) considers the prominent role that vacations now play in modern work life and how they differ from public holidays. A noted public intellectual and author, Walzer has written 27 books, including Just and Unjust Wars (1977), On Toleration (1997), and Arguing About War (2004). He currently serves as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.