The Terrorist Attacks Of And Bush S Belligerent Response Fractured The American Left Partly By Putting Pressure On Little Noticed Fissures That Had Appeared A Decade EarlierIn A Masterful Survey Of The Post Landscape, Renowned Scholar Michael B Rub Revisits And Reinterprets The Major Intellectual Debates And Key Players Of The Last Two Decades, Covering The Terrain Of Left Debates In The United States Over Foreign Policy From The Balkans To To Iraq, And Over Domestic Policy From The Culture Wars Of The S To The Question Of What If Anything Is The Matter With KansasThe Left At War Brings The History Of Cultural Studies To Bear On The Present Crisis A History Now Trivialized To The Point At Which Few Left Intellectuals Have Any Sense That Merely Cultural Studies Could Have Something Substantial To Offer To The World Of International Relations, Debates Over Sovereignty And Humanitarian Intervention, Matters Of War And Peace The Surprising Results Of B Rub S Arguments Reveal An American Left That Is Overly Fond Of A Form Of Countercultural Politics In Which Popular Success Is Understood As A Sign Of Political Failure And Political Marginality Is Understood As A Sign Of Moral Virtue The Left At War Insists That, In Contrast To American Countercultural Traditions, The Geopolitical History Of Cultural Studies Has Much To Teach Us About Internationalism For In Order To Think Globally, We Need To Think Culturally, And In Order To Understand Cultural Conflict, We Need To Think Globally At A Time When America Finds Itself At A Critical Crossroads, The Left At War Is An Indispensable Guide To The Divisions That Have Created A Left At War With Itself
Michael B rub is the director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Penn State University.
- 341 pages
- The Left at War
- Michael Bérubé
- 04 August 2017 Michael Bérubé