Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Book Symposium: On the Side of Angels
Over at Jacob Levy's website, Jacob has organized a most admirable book symposium on Nancy Rosenblum's new book On the Side of Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship, a study of anti-partyism in most iterations of political thought, and a spirited defense of parties and partisanship. I am one of the respondents (I posted a reply in which I ask about the place for solidarity that parties have provided - which exists in tension with, if not outright contradiction to, prevailing assumptions of liberal self-interest - within the liberal framework and assumptions that inform Rosenblum's defense of parties). Other respondents include Henry Farrell, Jacob Levy, Mara Marin, Andrew Rehfeld, Melissa Schwartzberg, and Nancy Rosenblum. The web should be a great space for just such exchanges - let's hope it's one of many others like it.