Imagining the Possible: Radical Politics for Conservative Times [NOOK Book]


First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Imagining the Possible: Radical Politics for Conservative Times

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Editorial Reviews

Paul Buhle
A very compelling manuscript, by one of the most interesting Leftward writers on political theory, the more so for reviving such figures as Ernst Bloch, Rosa Luxemburg and Jean Paul Sartre, who all seem due a major re-evaluation, and for reviving the experiences of the 1960s in new and positive light.
Russell Jacoby
In this classy and engaging collection, Bronner helps keep alive a critical reflection threatened by both antiquarian Marxists and policy wonks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136779176
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Eric Bronner is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals New Politics and New Political Science. He is the author of editor of fifteen books, including Moments of Decision (Routledge, 1992), which won APSA's Michael Harrington Book Award.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Radical Impulses
1 The Socialist Project 13
2 Persistent Memories: Jewish Activists and the German Revolution of 1919 25
3 In the Shadow of the Resistance: Albert Camus and the Paris Intellectuals 39
4 The Sickness unto Death: International Communism before the Deluge 57
5 Looking Backwards: 1968 Thirty Years After 67
6 Critical Intellectuals, Politics, and Society 73
Pt. II Words and Deeds
7 Gandhi: Nonviolence and the Violence of Our Times 87
8 Red Dreams and the New Millennium: Notes on the Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg 95
9 The Limits of Metatheory: Political Reflections on the Dialectic of Enlightenment 103
10 A Teacher and a Friend: Henry Pachter 111
11 Remembering Marcuse 123
12 Ecology, Politics, and Risk: The Social Theory of Ulrich Beck 127
Pt. III In Pursuit of Progress
13 Transforming the State: Reflections on the Structure of Capitalist Democracy 145
14 Affirmative Action in Radical Perspective 161
15 The Rhetoric of Reaction 175
16 Confronting Nationalism 179
17 Neoconservatism and the New Right in the United States and Abroad 185
18 The End of History Revisited 195
App An interview with Stephen Eric Bronner 207
Notes 213
Index 227
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