Recent Books

  • Neither Right Nor Left

    Price: $24.95

    “Few books on European history in recent memory have caused such controversy and commotion,” wrote Robert Wohl in 1991 in a major review of Neither Right nor Left. Listed by Le Monde as one of the forty most important books published in France during the 1980s, this explosive work asserts that fascism was an important part of the mainstream of European history, not just a temporary development in Germany and Italy but a significant aspect of French culture as well. Neither right nor left, fascism united antibourgeois, antiliberal nationalism, and revolutionary syndicalist thought, each of which joined in reflecting the political culture inherited from eighteenth-century France. From the first, Sternhell’s argument generated strong feelings among people who wished to forget the Vichy years, and his themes drew enormous public attention in 1994, as Paul Touvier was condemned for crimes against humanity and a new biography probed President Mitterand’s Vichy connections. The author’s new preface speaks to the debates of 1994 and reinforces the necessity of acknowledging the past,...

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  • Rural Radicals

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    A historian at Connecticut College, Stock identifies a long-standing strain of extremist rage in the rural heartland of America which informs the current right-wing militia groups, the survivalists, and the Christian Identity zealots. She suggests that ignorance and denial of this cultural are what made the Oklahoma bombing such a shock. She cites examples like Nathaniel Bacon’s rebel group in colonial days, and the uprising led by Daniel Shays in Pennsylvania in George Washington’s time, as exemplars of hatred of federal authority and federal taxes, and of an ugly rural cultural isolationism. In time, fed by economic insecurity, gun craziness, and crude machismo, this would manifest itself in hatred of Indians, blacks, Mormons, Mexicans, and Asians–an enduring contradiction of American idealism.

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  • We Gotta Get Out of This Place

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    Bringing together cultural, political and economic analyses, Lawrence Grossberg offers an original and bold interpretation of the contemporary politics of both rock and popular culture.

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  • Consequences of Theory

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    Eight papers by prominent philosophers explore interrelated facets of a timely topic. Scholars from literature, philosophy, religion, history, and law–with specialties in African-American, American, English, European, feminist, and postcolonial studies–map some of the routes taken by theory in recent years.

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  • We Are Everywhere

    Price: $34.95

    We Are Everywhere brings together the key primary sources relating to the politics of homosexuality. Tracing the evolution of the lesbian and gay movement, We Are Everywhere includes writings from the beginnings of the gay and lesbian movement in the 19th century ; legal and government studies concerning rights of gay and lesbian citizens; articles from the early US liberation movement publications; documents from the first days of the AIDS epidemic to current activism; statements and writings from the movements within “the movement”; and finally, alook at the future of lesbian and gay politics.Mark Blasius is Associate Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York, LaGuardia. Shane Phelan is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

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  • Young Sidney Hook

    Price: $19.95

    “This is a provocative, elegantly crafted piece of our intellectual history. Phelps’s rediscovery of Hook’s radical philosophy is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the fate of the American left.”–Michael Kazin, author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History “Like other famous rebels who eventually came home to patriotism and conservatism, Hook’s life is one of breathtaking intellectual twists and turns. He occupied, at one time or another, almost every intellectual position available on the left: Leninist, Trotskyist, right-wing Socialist plus several nuances between them. . . . Christopher Phelps, in his persuasive new biography of young Sidney Hook, . . . strives . . . to uncover the young philosopher and activist at the height of his powers. What he discovers is not just a brilliant interpreter of Marx and the Russian Revolution, but a remarkable advocate and practitioner of the Americanization of Marxism.”–Jim Gilbert, In These Times “Sidney Hook’s critics and admirers have long held that his pragmatism was incompatible with his early Marxist politics....

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