Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left

Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left

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Flokkur: Heimspeki
Efni: Heimspeki, Stjórnmál
The thinkers who have been most influential on the attitudes of the New Left are examined in this study by one of the leading critics of leftist orientations in modern Western civilization. Scruton begins with a ruthless analysis of New Leftism and concludes with a critique of the key strands in its thinking. He conducts a reappraisal of such major left-wing thinkers as: E. P. Thompson , Ronald Dworkin, Jurgen Habermas, Gyorgy Lukacs, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, Slavoj Zizek, Ralph Milliband, Edward Said, Alain Badiou, Jacques Lacan, Gilles Deleuze and Eric Hobsbawm. In addition to assessments of these thinkers' philosophical and political contributions, the book contains a biographical and bibliographical section summarizing their careers and most important writings. Meira →
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The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West

The Devil’s Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West

In the aftermath of World War II, America stood alone as the world's premier military power. Yet its martial confidence contrasted vividly with its sense of cultural inferiority. Still looking to a defeated and dispirited Europe for intellectual and artistic guidance, the burgeoning transnational elite in New York and Washington embraced not only the war's refugees, but many of their ideas as well, and nothing has proven more pernicious than those of the Frankfurt School and its reactionary philosophy of "critical theory." Meira →