The Global Importance of Illiberal Moderates

Amitai Etzioni
2006 Cambridge Review of International Affairs  
Whje\,GloBd E r m F a e of-I I l i k a l Moderates ' f ' Routledge W h F m O o u p Nstract In contrast to tk ckim t W the most s&-n@uznt fiult line in contempora y gh&d @gin is behoeen the cid-ofkhe West and all others, this essay,argues t b f , s c h w betweep thse w e dvance their values through violence and those who rely ~n gers~.ora, both af which are p r m t in d l clzailisafims, is the greatest source of m @ t in the p~~f -~d d -~~r era. Modet.~ztes came in many stripes: s m e are
more » ... s: s m e are liberal, such as Reforp Javs a d Social Dmocrats, while most others are illx%eral, including many &Iuslizn reli@ous leaders. All modertes, howaerr share in common a principled reject@ @ v i o h a . Polls and reports from around the wsrld bear out that a cmuictian of the vdue of pnsuasiola over coercion does not depend on faith in democracy m secularism. West should afly ifsetf with such moderakes, no matter how liberal or illiberal their orientation.
doi:10.1080/09557570600869242 fatcat:j3mymyolo5bo5odqqq3jrqvbea