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Bronner, Stephen Eric 1949-

Works: 47 works in 320 publications in 4 languages and 16,505 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: JC574, 320.51
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Blood in the sand imperial fantasies, right-wing ambitions, and the erosion of American democracy by Stephen Eric Bronner ( )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blood in the Sand is Stephen Eric Bronner's powerful critique of the current state of American foreign and domestic policy, ranging from the government's initial response to 9/11 and the assault on Afghanistan through the Iraqi War and the ramifications of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bronner, who just months before the war began spent time in Iraq as part of a peace delegation, examines the state of twenty-first century America, a nation in which security against future terrorist attacks has become an obsession, "moral values" have turned into a slogan, and belief in the right to engage
Reclaiming the enlightenment toward a politics of radical engagement by Stephen Eric Bronner ( )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book tackles an obvious yet profound problem of modern political life: the disorientation of intellectuals and activists on the left. As the study of political history and theory has been usurped by cultural criticism, a confusion over the origins and objectives of progressive politics has been the result. Specifically, it has become fashionable for intellectuals to attack the Enlightenment for its imperialism, eurocentrism, and scientism, and for the sexism and racism of some of its major representatives. Although the fact that individual thinkers harbored such prejudices is irrefutable, Stephen Bronner argues that reducing the Enlightenment ethos to these beliefs is wholly unsustainable. With its championing of democracy, equality, cosmopolitanism, and reason -- and its vociferous attacks on popular prejudice, religious superstition, and arbitrary abuses of power -- the Enlightenment was once hailed as the foundation of all modern, progressive politics. But in 1947, this perspective was dramatically undermined when Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno published their classic work, Dialectic of Enlightenment , which claims that the Enlightenment was the source of totalitarianism and the worst excesses of modernity. Reclaiming the Enlightenment from purely philosophical and cultural interpretations, Bronner shows that its notion of political engagement keeps democracy fresh and alive by providing a practical foundation for fostering institutional accountability, opposing infringements on individual rights, instilling an enduring commitment to social reform, and building a cosmopolitan sensibility. This forceful and timely reinterpretation of the Enlightenment and its powerful influence on contemporary political life is a resounding wake-up call to critics on both the left and the right
Peace out of reach Middle Eastern travels and the search for reconciliation by Stephen Eric Bronner ( )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turmoil in the Middle East has escalated to unprecedented levels in the twenty-first century. Opposing cultural, religious, and political forces have resumed old conflicts and spawned new ones, fighting with words and images as well as bombs and bullets. The path toward peace and reconciliation seems further away and less clear than ever. Stephen Eric Bronner's Peace Out of Reach is both a deeply personal account and a careful analysis of the crises currently threatening the cradle of civilization. Bronner's insights into Middle Eastern tensions are significantly enhanced by his extensive tra
The logos reader rational radicalism and the future of politics ( )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Founded in 2002, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture was established in response to the increasing erosion of a left political culture and the new possibilities for international political engagement and cooperation produced by the Internet. Many of the best known intellectual representatives of what might be termed a "rational radicalism" soon served as the core group for this new online journal that has reached about four million readers. The Logos Reader brings together the most influential and controversial work to appear in the journal. In its pages, writers of exceptional stat
A rumor about the Jews : reflections on antisemitism and the Protocols of the learned elders of Zion by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is among the most infamous documents of antisemitism. A forgery created in Russia by the czarist secret police and quickly translated into a host of languages, it portrayed Judaism as a worldwide conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of Christian civilization. The appearance of the Protocols sparked a number of bloody pogroms and helped shape the thinking of right-wing movements worldwide, from Hitler's Nazis to contemporary antisemitic groups in Russia, the Middle East, and the United States. A work of intellectual history, A Rumor about the Jews expresses the connection between antisemitism and the overarching political assault upon the enlightenment legacy and provides a new and penetrating understanding of an insidious ideology and its broader implications."--Jacket
Ideas in action political tradition in the twentieth century by Stephen Eric Bronner ( )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary political theory has become alienated from politics. It often neither discusses concrete political events nor touches the world of political action. Stephen Eric Bronner wants to change that, and Ideas in Action takes a bold step in that direction. With elegance and power, Bronner surveys 20th century political traditions. In the process, he places theories and thinkers in their social, historical, and political contexts. His sweeping presentation is organized into four imaginatively articulated phases that signal the direction of political thinking in the twentieth century. Offer
Passion and rebellion : the expressionist heritage ( Book )
23 editions published between 1083 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical theory : a very short introduction by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical Theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose-and, if at all possible, cure-the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism. In this book, Stephen Eric Bronner provides sketches of leading representatives of the critical tradition (such as George Lukacs and Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas) as well as many of its seminal texts and empirical investigations. This Very Short Introduction sheds light on the cluster of concepts and themes that set critical theory apart from its more traditional philosophical competitors. Bronner explains and discusses concepts such as method and agency, alienation and reification, the culture industry and repressive tolerance, non-identity and utopia. He argues for the introduction of new categories and perspectives for illuminating the obstacles to progressive change and focusing upon hidden transformative possibilities. Only a critique of critical theory can render it salient for a new age. That is precisely what this very short introduction provides
Of critical theory and its theorists by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of Critical Theory and its Theorists is an overview of the entire Critical Theory Tradition. Filled with insights and historical narratives, the book covers the work of major philosphical thinkers such as Benjamin, Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse and Habermas and revisits the contributions of lesser-known figures such as Karl Korsch and Ernst Bloch. Bronner measures the writing of these theorists against each other, postmodernist philosophers and the critical tradition reaching back to Hegel. --From publisher's description
The letters of Rosa Luxemburg by Rosa Luxemburg ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, including 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements -- Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht -- who were her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English translation; all help to illuminate the inner life of this iconic revolutionary, who was at once an economic and social theorist, a political activist and a lyrical stylist. Her political concerns are revealed alongside her personal struggles within a socialist movement that was often hostile to independently minded women. This collection will provide readers with a newer and deeper appreciation of Luxemburg as a writer and historical figure. -- Publisher description
Modernism at the barricades aesthetics, politics, Utopia by Stephen Eric Bronner ( )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Eric Bronner revisits the groundbreaking innovations of the modernist project and its shaping of the radical imagination, as well as its creation of a new political vision for the twentieth century. Reading the artistic and intellectual achievements of the movement's leading figures against larger social, political, and cultural trends, Bronner follows the rise of a flawed yet salient effort at liberation and its confrontation with modernity. Modernism at the Barricades features chapters on expressionism, futurism, surrealism, and revolutionary art and includes special stud
Socialism unbound by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Camus : portrait of a moralist by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical theory and society : a reader ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twentieth century political theory : a reader by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stephen Bronner's book brings together dozens of the most important pieces by the thinkers who form and expand the canon of contemporary political thought
Socialism in history : political essays of Henry Pachter by Henry Maximilian Pachter ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moments of decision : political history and the crises of radicalism by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this updated and expanded second edition, the radical classic Moments of Decision has been updated in the 20 years since it was first published. Reexamining observations made in the immediate rubble left after the fall of communism, Bronner blends political meditation, philosophical critique, and history lesson to illuminate the crises of radicalism that have defined the 20th and 21st century socio-political landscape. It is a critical part of the conversation surrounding socialist historiography, and the development of the West as we now conceive of it. With clear, accessible prose, Bronner's classic text is revived and revised in this volume, ideal for students, scholars, and any interested in political history, theory, and international relations"--
Rosa Luxemburg--a revolutionary for our times by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
16 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planetary politics : human rights, terror, and global society by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global society has been analyzed in any number of ways: books dealing with its economic and cultural implications flood the market. But Planetary Politics highlights something unique. It explores globalization with an eye on the transformation of politics into a planetary enterprise. Bringing together the work of major scholars with national and international reputations, this exciting new work offers perspectives for dealing with the complexity of power in the planetary life of the new millennium
The bigot : why prejudice persists by Stephen Eric Bronner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stephen Eric Bronner is a prolific author, activist, and one of America's leading political thinkers. His new book presents bigotry as a systematic, all-encompassing mindset that has a special affinity for right-wing movements. In what will surely prove a seminal study, Bronner explores its appeal, the self-image it justifies, the interests it serves, and its complex connection with modernity. He reveals how prejudice shapes the conspiratorial and paranoid worldview of the true believer, the elitist, and the chauvinist. In the process, it becomes apparent how the bigot hides behind mainstream conservative labels in order to support policies designed to disadvantage the targets of his contempt. Examining bigotry in its various dimensions-anthropological, historical, psychological, sociological, and political-Professor Bronner illustrates how the bigot's intense hatred of "the other" is a direct reaction to social progress, liberal values, secularism, and an increasingly complex and diverse world. A sobering look at the bigot in the twenty-first century, this volume is essential for making sense of the dangers facing democracy now and in the future"--
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