This non-fiction narrative is an entertaining look at labor struggles, anarchist politics, and proletarian culture in Chicago, the heart of the radical labor movement in the turn-of-the-century United States. Through the story of its central character, anarchist carpenter Anton Johannsen, The Spirit of Labor pulls the reader into a vibrant, gritty ......
Islam and Democracy in the Middle East provides a comprehensive assessment of the origins and staying power of Middle East autocracies, as well as a sober account of the struggles of state reformers and opposition forces to promote civil liberties, competitive elections, and a pluralistic vision of Islam. Drawing on the insights of some ......
Western moral and political theory in the last two centuries has held that morality and politics are independent of a divine reality. This title argues that there is a necessary relation between moral worth and belief in God. It defends a return to the view that moral and political principles depend on a divine purpose.
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
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.