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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: Basic Books (AZ)
  • ISBN: 0465030106
  • 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 The Twilight of the American Enlightenment, 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, The Twilight of the American Enlightenment shows how America found new purpose at the dawn of the Cold War.

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.

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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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.

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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Lateness and Brahms

Lateness and Brahms

Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

  • Author: Margaret Notley,Assistant Professor of Music History Margaret Notley
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195305477
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 245
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Takes up the problem of how Brahms fits into the culture of turn-of-the-century Vienna. This book examines the stylistic and a historical category of 'lateness' as it relates to the nineteenth century Viennese composer. It also looks at Brahms' place in narratives of lateness in both music and social history.

Realist Poetics in American Culture, 1866-1900

Realist Poetics in American Culture, 1866-1900

  • Author: Elizabeth Renker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019880878X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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The terms 'poetry' and 'realism' have a complex and often oppositional relationship in American literary histories of the postbellum period. The core narrative holds that 'realism', the major literary 'movement' of the era, developed apace in prose fiction, while poetry, stuck in a hopelessly idealist late-Romantic mode, languished and stagnated. Poetry is almost entirely absent from scholarship on American literary realism except as the emblem of realism's opposite: a desiccated genteel 'twilight of the poets.' Realist Poetics in American Culture, 1866-1900 refutes the familiar narrative of postbellum poetics as a scene of failure, and it recovers the active and variegated practices of a diverse array of realist poets across print culture. The triumph of the twilight tale in the twentieth century obscured, minimized, and flattened the many poetic discourses of the age, including but not limited to a significant body of realist poems currently missing from US literary histories. Excavating an extensive archive of realist poems, the volume offers a significant revision to the genre-exclusive story of realism and, by extension, to the very foundations of postbellum American literary history dating back to the earliest stages of the discipline.

The Reenchantment of the World

The Reenchantment of the World

  • Author: Morris Berman
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801492259
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 357
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The Reenchantment of the World is a perceptive study of our scientific consciousness and a cogent and forceful challenge to its supremacy. Focusing on the rise of the mechanistic idea that we can know the natural world only by distancing ourselves from it, Berman shows how science acquired its controlling position in the consciousness of the West. He analyzes the holistic, animistic tradition—destroyed in the wake of Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—which viewed man as a participant in the cosmos, not as an isolated observer. Arguing that the holistic world view must be revived in some credible form before we destroy our society and our environment, he explores the possibilities for a consciousness appropriate to the modern era. Ecological rather than animistic, this new world view would be grounded in the real and intimate connection between man and nature.