Toward a Theory of Disproportionate American Jewish Liberalism

By Geoffrey Levey

Oxford University Press, 1995

In Studies in Contemporary Jewry 11, 64-85. This article seeks to advance a new approach to explaining the disproportionate liberalism of American Jews. It rejects the standard assumption that American Jews are predisposed by their experience among non-Jews to be especially politically liberal. The pronounced liberalism of American Jews is best understood in terms of dynamics and tensions in their relation to the Jewish community as a religious body politic rather than in their relations with non-Jews or with non-Jewish society.

Topic: Political Behavior, Politics

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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