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Political Philosophy and Public Purpose

Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics

The Betrayal of Politics

Editors: Thompson, Michael J., Smulewicz-Zucker, Gregory (Eds.)

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Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics is a challenge to contemporary radical politics and political thought. This collection of essays critiques the dominant trends and figures on the left that have distorted the legacy of progressive politics, arguing that they have moved politics away from issues of class and economic power toward a preoccupation with culture and identity. The contributors discuss this new radicalism from the perspective of a more rational form of leftism capable of reviving interest in a more politically relevant form of politics.

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Alison Assiter, University of the West of England, UK Warren Breckman, University of Pennsylvania, USA John Clark, Loyola University, USA Shadia Drury, University of Regina, Canada Russell Jacoby, University of California, Los Angeles, USA Alan Johson, Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, UK Tom Rockmore, Duquesne University, USA John Sanbonmatsu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, USA Joseph M. Schwartz, Temple University, USA

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“Smulewicz-Zucker and Thompson (both at Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture) offer a new edited volume of essays that examine what they call the subversion of progressive politics. The volume presents essays from noted writers such as Shadia Drury, Alan Johnson, Russell Jacoby, Joseph Schwartz, Tom Rockmore, John Clark, and others. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and faculty.” (E. C. Sands, Choice, Vol. 54 (2), October, 2016)


"Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics is a wonderful and long overdue book. It stakes out very important ground in challenging the various theoreticist evasions from postmodernism, fetishization of Arendt, Zizek, Foucault and others that have propelled and perfumed the articulation of an academic leftism that imagines itself to have transcended obsolete notions class struggle as an epistemic category. These discrete studies, and the book as a whole, should be core reading both for those interested in the thinkers and trends the chapters examine and for anyone interested seriously in left theory and practice and the intellectual history of the last generation of academic leftism." - Adolph Reed, Jr., Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics
Book Subtitle
The Betrayal of Politics
Editors
  • Michael J. Thompson
  • Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
Series Title
Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38160-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137381606
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38515-4
Series ISSN
2524-714X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 281
Topics