Political Theory

Liberty and Nationalism in the Work of Elie Kedourie


Conferees explored the writings of Elie Kedourie (1926–1992), focusing on his vision of conservatism, his view of good government and ordered liberty, and how his pioneering work on nationalism shaped his overall theoretical framework.


Conference Readings

Kedourie, Elie. Elie Kedourie CBE, FBA 1926-1992: History, Philosophy, Politics. Edited by Sylvia Kedourie. London: Frank Cass, 1998.

Bauer, P. T. “Western Guilt and Third World Poverty.” Commentary (January 1976): 1-10.

Gellner, Ernest. Nations and Nationalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983.

Hazony, Yoram. The Virtue of Nationalism. New York: Basic Books, 2018.

Kedourie, Elie. The Chatham House Version and Other Middle-Eastern Studies. New York: Praeger, 2004.

Kedourie, Elie. Democracy and Arab Political Culture. Washington, DC: Washington Institute, 1992.

Kedourie, Elie. Nationalism. London: Blackwell, 1960.

Kedourie, Elie., “Introduction.” In Nationalism in Asia and Africa, edited by Elie Kedourie, 1-22. London: Routledge, 1974.

O’Leary, Brian. “In Praise of Empires Past.” New Left Review 18 (November-December 2002): 106-130.

Smith, Anthony D. Nationalism. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010.