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Judith N. Shklar, Samantha Ashenden, and Andreas Hess

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300214994

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300214994.001.0001

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The Bonds of Exile

The Bonds of Exile

Chapter:
(p.204) Lecture 23: The Bonds of Exile
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On Political Obligation
Author(s):

Judith N. Shklar

, Samantha Ashenden, Andreas Hess
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300214994.003.0020

Exile marks a boundary in relation to obligation and loyalty. While in classical times exile sometimes served democratic aims and purposes, as Shklar illustrates with reference to the practices of ostracism, in modern times exile and its conditions are very differently conceived. The author demonstrates the varieties and complications of modern exile by drawing on a number of modern cases, such as the Dreyfus affair, the case of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the treatment of Jews in World War II, and Willy Brandt and the possibilities of resistance against the Nazi regime.

Keywords:   exile, limits of loyalty and obligation, modern exile, Dreyfus

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