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The Twilight of American Culture

The Twilight of American Culture

  • Author: Morris Berman
  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Corporations
  • Page: 208
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An emerging cult classic about America's cultural meltdown--and a surprising solution. A prophetic examination of Western decline, "The Twilight of American Culture" provides one of the most caustic and surprising portraits of American society--and corporate mass mind culture-- to date.

The Twilight of the American Enlightenment

The Twilight of the American Enlightenment

The 1950s and the Crisis of Liberal Belief

  • Author: George Marsden
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0465069770
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In the aftermath of World War II, the United States stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed by the war had led to astonishing advances in daily life, but technology and mass culture also threatened to erode the country's traditional moral character. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in [Title TK], postwar Americans looked to the country's secular, liberal elites for guidance in this precarious time, but these intellectuals proved unable to articulate a coherent common cause by which America could chart its course. Their failure lost them the faith of their constituents, paving the way for a Christian revival that offered America a firm new moral vision—one rooted in the Protestant values of the founders. A groundbreaking reappraisal of the country's spiritual reawakening, [Title TK] shows how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War.

The Twilight of Social Conservatism

The Twilight of Social Conservatism

American Culture Wars in the Obama Era

  • Author: John Dombrink
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814771475
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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Despite many Americans’ triumphant proclamations that Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 elections signified a post-partisan, post-racial society, it seems that the United States is more divided than ever. From the rise of the Tea Party, to strident anti-immigration and anti-welfare movements, to the so-called “war on women”, the United States on its surface appears to be caught in the turmoil of a culture war that has not relented since the Reagan era. But, as John Dombrink writes in The Twilight of Social Conservatism, the conservative backlash seen during Obama’s presidency is indicative not of a rising social conservative force in society, but of a waning one. Drawing on demographic research, political polls, contemporary media, and internet commentary, Dombrink demonstrates that the vitality of major social conservative ideas from the culture war era has faded. Support for once-divisive wedge issues, like same-sex marriage and reproductive rights, has increased dramatically, and Americans, particularly young Americans, are less religious and more libertarian than ever before. As he traces the end of the culture wars and the “unwedging” of American politics over the last eight years, Dombrink is quick to caution that social conservatism has not disappeared entirely from view. Nevertheless, the once-prominent “Moral Majority” pushing for dominance in American culture is now reconsidering itself as a minority, and Dombrink argues that it is unlikely that social conservative forces will ever regain the power and potency they once held in American politics. A comprehensive and insightful work, The Twilight of Social Conservatism deftly analyzes the liberalizing trends that created the social and political culture America has today and that portend to the culture America will have in years to come.

The Twilight of the Intellectuals

The Twilight of the Intellectuals

Culture and Politics in the Era of the Cold War

  • Author: Hilton Kramer
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 363
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"In The Twilight of the Intellectuals, Mr. Kramer explores, in effect, the intellectual history of the cold war and its divisive impact on our politics and culture. His book is also necessarily about the consequences of the 1930s and the 1960s, two decades when the political left achieved its greatest influence." "The Twilight of the Intellectuals is part memoir, part reflection, part critical analysis. It is filled with incisive portraits of people and their ideas, and with the often peculiar details of the urgent intellectual debates that tore apart friendships, sundered movements and institutions, and made the life of the mind so important in a way we can scarcely appreciate today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Twilight of Equality?

The Twilight of Equality?

Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy

  • Author: Lisa Duggan
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 080709580X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 136
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By now, we've all heard about the shocking redistribution of wealth that's occurred during the last thirty years, and particularly during the last decade. But economic changes like this don't occur in a vacuum; they're always linked to politics. The Twilight of Equality?searches out these links through an analysis of the politics of the 1990s, the decade when neoliberalism-free market economics-became gospel. After a brilliant historical examination of how racial and gender inequities were woven into the very theoretical underpinnings of the neoliberal model of the state, Duggan shows how these inequities play out today. In a series of political case studies, Duggan reveals how neoliberal goals have been pursued, demonstrating that progressive arguments that separate identity politics and economic policy, cultural politics and affairs of state, can only fail. Ultimately,The Twilight of Equality? not only reveals how the highly successful rhetorical maneuvers of neoliberalism have functioned but, more importantly, it shows a way to revitalize and unify progressive politics in the U.S. today.

The Chemist – Die Spezialistin

The Chemist – Die Spezialistin

Roman

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104904596
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 624
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Nach dem sensationellen Welterfolg ihrer »Twilight«-Serie mit weltweit über 155 Millionen verkauften Exemplaren nun der neue Ausnahme-Pageturner der Weltbestsellerautorin Stephenie Meyer – knallhart, kompromisslos und ultraspannend. Sie hat für eine geheime Spezialeinheit der US-Regierung als Verhörspezialistin gearbeitet. Sie weiß Dinge. Zu viele Dinge. Deshalb wird sie jetzt selbst gejagt, bleibt nie länger an einem Ort, wechselt ständig Name und Aussehen. Drei Anschläge hat sie knapp überlebt. Die einzige Person, der sie vertraut hat, wurde umgebracht. Doch jetzt hat sie die Chance, wieder ein normales Leben zu führen. Dafür soll sie einen letzten Auftrag ausführen. Was sie dabei herausfindet, bringt sie jedoch in noch größere Gefahr, macht sie verwundbar. Denn zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben gibt es einen Mann an ihrer Seite, der ihr wirklich etwas bedeutet. Und sie muss alles dafür tun, damit sie beide am Leben bleiben – mit ihren ganz eigenen Mitteln ...

Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire

Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire

  • Author: Morris Berman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393078310
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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In Dark Ages America, the pundit Morris Berman argues that the nation has entered a dangerous phase in its historical development from which there is no return. As the corporate-consumerist juggernaut that now defines the nation rolls on, the very factors that once propelled America to greatness—extreme individualism, territorial and economic expansion, and the pursuit of material wealth—are, paradoxically, the nails in our collective coffin. Within a few decades, Berman argues, the United States will be marginalized on the world stage, its hegemony replaced by China or the European Union. With the United States just one terrorist attack away from a police state, Berman's book is a controversial and illuminating look at our current society and its ills.

Why America Failed

Why America Failed

The Roots of Imperial Decline

  • Author: Morris Berman
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118087968
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The Twilight of Common Dreams

The Twilight of Common Dreams

Why America Is Wracked by Culture Wars

  • Author: Todd Gitlin
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780805040913
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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White Lies

White Lies

Race and Uncertainty in the Twilight of American Religion

  • Author: Christopher M. Driscoll
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317435265
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 328
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White Lies considers African-American bodies as the site of cultural debates over a contested "white religion" in the United States. Rooting his analysis in the work of W.E.B. DuBois and James Baldwin, Christopher Driscoll traces the shifting definitions of "white religion" from the nineteenth century up to the death of Michael Brown and other racial controversies of the present day. He engages both modern philosophers and popular imagery to isolate the instabilities central to a "white religion," including the inadequacy of this framing concept as a way of describing and processing death. The book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in African-American Religion, philosophy and race, and Whiteness Studies.

About Time

About Time

Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

  • Author: Adam Frank
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439169616
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 432
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The Big Bang is all but dead, and we do not yet know what will replace it. Our universe’s “beginning” is at an end. What does this have to do with us here on Earth? Our lives are about to be dramatically shaken again—as altered as they were with the invention of the clock, the steam engine, the railroad, the radio and the Internet. In The End of the Beginning, Adam Frank explains how the texture of our lives changes along with our understanding of the universe’s origin. Since we awoke to self-consciousness fifty thousand years ago, our lived experience of time—from hunting and gathering to the development of agriculture to the industrial revolution to the invention of Outlook calendars—has been transformed and rebuilt many times. But the latest theories in cosmology— time with no beginning, parallel universes, eternal inflation—are about to send us in a new direction. Time is both our grandest and most intimate conception of the universe. Many books tell the story, recounting the progress of scientific cosmology. Frank tells the story of humanity’s deepest question— when and how did everything begin?—alongside the story of how human beings have experienced time. He looks at the way our engagement with the world— our inventions, our habits and more—has allowed us to discover the nature of the universe and how those discoveries, in turn, inform our daily experience. This astounding book will change the way we think about time and how it affects our lives.

Straßen der Erinnerung

Straßen der Erinnerung

Reisen durch das vergessene Amerika

  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 364109061X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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Bill Brysons amüsante Reise in das Herz Amerikas. Mit Mitte zwanzig kehrt Bill Bryson dem verschlafenen Mittleren Westen Amerikas den Rücken, um Jahre später voll Heimweh zurückzukehren. In einem alten Chevrolet macht er sich auf die 14.000 Meilen lange Fahrt durch das Amerika seiner Jugend. Und mit liebevoller Ironie beschreibt er die Stationen seiner Reise, erzählt von Begegnungen mit schrulligen Einwohnern und von Orten, die er kurzerhand in Coma oder Dead Squaw umbenennt. Dabei zelebriert er, pendelnd zwischen Witz und Wehmut, auch einmal mehr den amerikanischen Traum von Freiheit und Abenteuer. • Vom Autor der Bestseller „Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem“ und „Picknick mit Bären“.

Gôtzen-Dämmerung

Gôtzen-Dämmerung

  • Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher: FV Éditions
  • ISBN: 2366685602
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 70
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Diese kleine Schrift ist eine grosse Kriegserklärung; und was das Aushorchen von Götzen anbetrifft, so sind es dies Mal keine Zeitgötzen, sondern ewige Götzen, an die hier mit dem Hammer wie mit einer Stimmgabel gerührt wird, - es giebt überhaupt keine älteren, keine überzeugteren, keine aufgeblaseneren Götzen…

The Twilight Of Atheism

The Twilight Of Atheism

The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World

  • Author: Alister McGrath
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1407073761
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 320
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Atheism is one of the most important movements in modern Western culture. For the last two hundred years, it seemed to be on the verge of eliminating religion as an outmoded and dangerous superstition. Recent years, however, have witnessed the decline of disbelief and a rise in religious/spiritual devotion throughout the world. In this highly readable book, the distinguished historian and theologian, Alister McGrath examines what went wrong with the atheist dream and explains why religion and faith are destined to play a central role in the twenty-first century. A former atheist who is now one of Christianity's foremost scholars, McGrath traces the history of atheism from its emergence in eighteenth-century Europe as a revolutionary worldview that offered liberation from the rigidity of traditional Christianity and the oppression of tyrannical monarchs, to its golden age in the first half of the twentieth century. Blending thoughtful, authoritative historical analysis with incisive portraits of such leading and influential atheists as Sigmund Freud, Marx and Richard Dawkins, McGrath exposes the flaws at the heart of atheism and argues that the renewal of faith is a natural, inevitable and necessary response to its failures.

The Twilight of Self Reliance

The Twilight of Self Reliance

Frontier Values and Contemporary America

  • Author: Wallace Stegner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780874809527
  • Category: History
  • Page: 28
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A re-publication of a lecture originally delivered by Wallace Stegner as a Tanner Lecture at the University of Utah on February 25, 1980.

The Twilight of Romanticism

The Twilight of Romanticism

Lives and Literature in French Bohemian Culture and the Beat Generation

  • Author: John David Wells
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595529410
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 152
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" ... account of the lives and literature of French Bohemian poets and writers of the Beat Generation in 1950's America ..."--P. [4] of cover.

Unsere Seelen bei Nacht

Unsere Seelen bei Nacht

  • Author: Kent Haruf
  • Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
  • ISBN: 3257607857
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Holt, eine Kleinstadt in Colorado. Eines Tages klingelt Addie, eine Witwe von 70 Jahren, bei ihrem Nachbarn Louis. Sie macht ihm einen ungewöhnlichen Vorschlag: Ob er nicht ab und zu bei ihr übernachten möchte. Louis lässt sich darauf ein. Und so liegen sie Nacht für Nacht nebeneinander und erzählen sich ihre Leben. Doch ihre Beziehung sorgt für Aufsehen in dem Städtchen.

Irony in The Twilight Zone

Irony in The Twilight Zone

How the Series Critiqued Postwar American Culture

  • Author: David Melbye
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442260327
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 254
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This book explores the multiple types of irony—technological, invasive, martial, sociopolitical, and domestic—that were employed by the classic television show The Twilight Zone. Each of these uses of irony acts as a critique of a specific aspect of American culture, but all inform each other, creating a larger sense of social critique.

Fremd in ihrem Land

Fremd in ihrem Land

Eine Reise ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten

  • Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • ISBN: 3593507668
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 429
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In vielen westlichen Ländern sind rechte, nationalistische Bewegungen auf dem Vormarsch. Wie ist es dazu gekommen? Arlie Russell Hochschild reiste ins Herz der amerikanischen Rechten, nach Louisiana, und suchte fünf Jahre lang das Gespräch mit ihren Landsleuten. Sie traf auf frustrierte Menschen, deren "Amerikanischer Traum" geplatzt ist; Menschen, die sich abgehängt fühlen, den Staat hassen und sich der rechtspopulistischen Tea-Party-Bewegung angeschlossen haben. Hochschild zeigt eine beunruhigende Entwicklung auf, die auch in Europa längst begonnen hat. Hochschilds Reportage ist nicht nur eine erhellende Deutung einer gespaltenen Gesellschaft, sondern auch ein bewegendes Stück Literatur. "Jeder, der das moderne Amerika verstehen möchte, sollte dieses faszinierende Buch lesen." Robert Reich "Ein kluges, respektvolles und fesselndes Buch." New York Times Book Review "Eine anrührende, warmherzige und souverän geschriebene, ungemein gut lesbare teilnehmende Beobachtung. ... Wer ihr Buch liest, versteht die Wähler Trumps, weil sie auf Augenhöhe mit ihnen und nicht über sie spricht." FAZ