The Shipwrecked Mind

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  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Pages : 168 pages
  • ISBN : 159017903X
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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The Shipwrecked Mind

The Shipwrecked Mind
  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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We don’t understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today’s political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political

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  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and scholars who supported or excused the worst tyrannies of the age. How was this possible? How could intellectuals whose work depends on freedom defend those who would deny it? In profiles of six leading twentieth-century thinkers—Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Alexandre Kojève, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida—Mark Lilla explores the psychology of political commitment. As continental Europe gave birth to two great

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The Once and Future Liberal
  • Author : Lilla
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 19 April 2018
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For nearly forty years, Ronald Reagan’s vision—small government, lower taxes, and self-reliant individualism—has remained America’s dominant political ideology. The Democratic Party has offered no truly convincing competing vision. Instead, American liberalism has fallen under the spell of identity politics. Mark Lilla argues with acerbic wit that liberals, originally driven by a sincere desire to protect the most vulnerable Americans, have now unwittingly invested their energies in social movements rather than winning elections. This abandonment of political

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A Tale of Two Parties
  • Author : Kenneth Janda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 02 March 2021
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Since 1952, the social bases of the Democratic and Republican parties have undergone radical reshuffling. At the start of this period southern Blacks favored Lincoln’s Republican Party over suspect Democrats, and women favored Democrats more than Republicans. In 2020 these facts have been completely reversed. A Tale of Two Parties: Living Amongst Democrats and Republicans Since 1952 traces through this transformation by showing: How the United States society has changed over the last seven decades in terms of regional growth, income, urbanization,

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  • Author : Armin Lange,Kerstin Mayerhofer,Dina Porat,Lawrence H. Schiffman
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 05 November 2019
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 13 February 2018
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  • Author : Brannon D. Ingram
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 20 November 2018
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The Deoband movement—a revivalist movement within Sunni Islam that quickly spread from colonial India to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and even the United Kingdom and South Africa—has been poorly understood and sometimes feared. Despite being one of the most influential Muslim revivalist movements of the last two centuries, Deoband’s connections to the Taliban have dominated the attention it has received from scholars and policy-makers alike. Revival from Below offers an important corrective, reorienting our understanding of Deoband around

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  • Author : Marc Benjamin Sable,Angel Jaramillo Torres
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 16 April 2018
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This book seeks to address the relation of political philosophy and Donald Trump as a political phenomenon through the notions of patriotism, cosmopolitanism, and civic virtue. Political philosophers have been prescient in explaining trends that may explain our political misgivings. Madison warned during the debates on the Constitution that democracies are vulnerable to factions based on passion for personalities and beliefs; various continental thinkers have addressed the problem of nihilism—the modern loss of faith in objective standards of truth

A Road to Nowhere

A Road to Nowhere
  • Author : Matthew W. Slaboch
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 17 November 2017
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Matthew W. Slaboch examines the work of German philosophers Arthur Schopenhauer and Oswald Spengler, Russian novelists Leo Tolstoy and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and American historians Henry Adams and Christopher Lasch—rare skeptics of the idea of progress who have much to offer political theory, a field dominated by historical optimists.

Why We Are Restless

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  • Author : Benjamin Storey,Jenna Silber Storey
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 06 April 2021
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A compelling exploration of how our pursuit of happiness makes us unhappy We live in an age of unprecedented prosperity, yet everywhere we see signs that our pursuit of happiness has proven fruitless. Dissatisfied, we seek change for the sake of change—even if it means undermining the foundations of our common life. In Why We Are Restless, Benjamin and Jenna Storey offer a profound and beautiful reflection on the roots of this malaise and examine how we might begin

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  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 22 November 2018
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