ISBN-10:
0230114946
ISBN-13:
9780230114944
Pub. Date:
10/10/2011
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
The Ideology of Tyranny: Bataille, Foucault, and the Postmodern Corruption of Political Dissent / Edition 1

The Ideology of Tyranny: Bataille, Foucault, and the Postmodern Corruption of Political Dissent / Edition 1

by G. Preparata

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The Ideology of Tyranny: Bataille, Foucault, and the Postmodern Corruption of Political Dissent / Edition 1

The book ascribes the late state of paralysis affecting dissent in America to the adoption of a peculiar gospel of divisiveness, which was promoted in the Eighties by importing from France the "theories" of philosopher Michel Foucault.

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ISBN-13: 9780230114944
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/10/2011
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Guido Giacomo Preparata is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Washington. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the United States, France, and Italy, he completed his PhD in Political Economy and Economic History at the University of Southern California in 1998. He is the author of Conjuring Hitler (2005).

Table of Contents

Preface A Genealogy of Postmodernism The Great Mother and Dionysus Gnostic Fragments The Marquis de Sade: A Liberal Father to Them All Bataille Michel Foucault and the Social Science-Fiction of Neo-Gnosticism The 'Mocking Varlets' of the Postmodern Left The Tomb Raiders of the Postmodern Right: Junger's Anarch, the Neocon, and the Bogus Hermeneutics of Leo Strauss True Power: The End of Dissent, Iran/Iraq, and the War on Terror

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