Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics

The Betrayal of Politics

  • Editors
  • Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker
  • Michael J. Thompson

Part of the Political Philosophy and Public Purpose book series (POPHPUPU)

About this book

Introduction

Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics is a challenge to contemporary radical politics and political thought. This collection of essays critiques the dominant trends and figures on the left that have distorted the legacy of progressive politics, arguing that they have moved politics away from issues of class and economic power toward a preoccupation with culture and identity. The contributors discuss this new radicalism from the perspective of a more rational form of leftism capable of reviving interest in a more politically relevant form of politics.

Keywords

Political theory political radicalism radical politics post modernism post structuralism contemporary politics corruption critical theory democracy economy Hannah Arendt Jürgen Habermas Machiavelli Marxism political economy political theory politics radicalism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137381606
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57047-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38160-6
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