Moses as Political Leader

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Shalem Press, 2005 - Religion - 304 pages
Aaron Wildavsky, a giant of American political science, brings his profound understanding of human affairs to bear on the founding of the world's most enduring political community, the nation of Israel. At a time in which we are rediscovering the indispensability of resolute and perspicacious leadership, Wildavsky's brilliant study of Moses as founding father illuminates not only the Jewish past but the enduring political questions of how to build and preserve a decent, righteous, and stable community, here and hereafter. A marvelous book! -- Leon Kass, University of Chicago
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Slavery
30
From Slavery to Anarchy
70
From Anarchy to Equity
103
From Equity to Hierarchy
138
The Leader Disappears into the Book
171
Leadership as a Function of Regime
205
A Speculation on the Survival of the Jewish People
244
Acknowledgments
263
Index
300
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