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Name:  Jean Bethke Elshtain  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction



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The author is professor at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and teaches Political Science and ethics.

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Elshtain is an American political philosopher. She is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School, and is a contributing editor for ''The New Republic''. The focus of Elshtain's work is an exploration of the relationship between politics and ethics. She has published over five hundred essays and authored and/or edited over twenty books, including ''Democracy on Trial'', ''Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World'', ''Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy'', ''Augustine and the Limits of Politics'', and " ''Sovereignty: God, State, Self''.

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