Wars of national secession and ethnic cleansing, based on the claims of supposedly distinct racial, ethnic, cultural, and national identities, have disfigured recent years. Probing the roots of these conflicts, this book provides the survey of the range of political theories of ethnicity and nationalism.
American Intellectuals and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975
An account of the impact of the Vietnam War on American intellectual life. Aiming to shed light on the demise of Cold War liberalism and the development of the New Left, the book examines the steady growth of a conservatism that used Vietnam and anti-war sentiment as a rallying point.
Historians, sociologists, and political scientists examine early conceptions of racial and ethnic pluralism in the US and confront some of the causes, implications, and possible outcomes of resurgent tribalism in the country and around the world. Among the 15 essays are Max Weber's 1954 Ethnic Grou
Political Ideologies from the American Revolution to Postmodern Times
Assesses the major ideologies of modern times, including liberalism, socialism, and conservatism, and traces their relationships with one another, with the ambiguous ideology of nationalism, and to the emergence of modern societies, democratic politics, and Enlightenment ideas. Overviews key themes
Historically leftist ideas and theories have had a profound impact on modern Jewish life. But, the left's impact on the Jewish community has greatly diminished today. This book presents a sweeping portrait of the defining impact of the left on modern Jewish politics and culture in Europe, Palestine/Israel, and the New World.
Historically leftist ideas and theories have had a profound impact on modern Jewish life. But, the left's impact on the Jewish community has greatly diminished today. Nonetheless, it can still be detected in the tendency of American Jews to vote for the liberal camp. This political tendency has also influenced Jewish communities actions as ......
The Cultural Context and Consequences of the East German Revolution
Communism's collapse both prompted and was accelerated by the long-anticipated reunification of Germany. What were the political and social undercurrents that led to the abrupt collapse of East Germany? What problems have arisen since reunification? Clearly, communism has left a cultural and political void that begs to be assessed. Laurence ......
This introduction to socialist thought is by two men perhaps better qualified than any other Americans to have written it. Leo Huberman and Paul Sweezy, founding editors and publishers of the independent socialist magazine Monthly Review, built an impressive reputation as keen observers, acute analysts, and lucid writers on the world and domestic ......
In 1800 the Jeffersonian Republicans, decisive victors over what they considered elitist Federalism, seized the potential for change in the new American nation. This book examines the fusion of ideas and circumstances which made possible this triumph of America's popular political movement.