Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right by Timothy Brennan


Taking stock of contemporary social, cultural, and political currents, Timothy Brennan explores key turning points in the recent history of American intellectual life. He contends that a certain social-democratic vision of politics has been banished from public discussion, leading to an unlikely convergence of the political right and the academic left and a deadening of critical opposition. Brennan challenges the conventional view that affiliations based on political belief, claims upon the state, or the public interest have been rendered obsolete by the march of events in the years before and after Reagan. Instead, he lays out a new path for a future infused with a sense of intellectual and political possibility.

highly recommended.


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  1. Maybe I am wrong, but the existing link to the download does not work.

  2. I have to find the scan and reupload it.. I'll do it within 24 hours or so.

    -- Citoyen

  3. oh man please find a valid link for this!

  4. Take down the link; you are aiding the shameless mercantilism of a Potemkin Village file sharing service.