Daniel Lazare


Daniel Lazare graduated from University of Wisconsin and received a Masterís degree in English from Columbia University where he was awarded the English departmentís H.C. Bunner Prize. 

He is the author of the books AMERICAíS UNDECLARED WAR: What's Killing Our Cities and How We Can Stop It (Harcourt, U.S., 2001) and THE VELVET COUP: The Constitution, the Supreme Court and the Decline of American Democracy (Verso, U.K., 2001). 

He is currently at work on RENDER UNTO CAESAR: Judiasm, Christianity, Islam and the Creation of Political Power (Pantheon, 2010), which will be a major work of history that is also an urgent, pointed inquiry addressing three questions -- whether any of the three main branches of Abrahamic monotheism are intrinsically more or less liberal, how is it that religious conflict is still a factor in world affairs at this late date, and what religion's role should be in modern society.

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