SSRC's blog "Transformations of the Public Sphere" features an essay by Professor Axel Honneth:
"Idiosyncrasy as a Tool of Knowledge: Social Criticism in the Age of the Normalized Intellectual"
The essay has been published in Axel Honneth's "Pathologies of Reason. On the Legacy of Critical Theory" (Columbia University Press, 2009). It is a comment on Michael Walzer's preface to the second edition of his "The Company of Critics" (Basic Books, 2002).
Axel Honneth is Professor of Social Philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt and Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.