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The new conservatism : cultural criticism and the historians' debate

Author: Jürgen Habermas; Shierry Weber Nicholsen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1989.
Series: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
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Essays discuss denial of Germany's Nazi past, the rise of the neoconservative movement in Europe and America, and the welfare state.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Habermas; Shierry Weber Nicholsen
ISBN: 0262081881 9780262081887 0745606792 9780745606798 0262581078 9780262581073
OCLC Number: 19981280
Notes: Essays and interviews previously published in German, many of which were taken from Habermas' Kleine politische Schriften V and VI, ©1985, 1987.
Description: xxxv, 270 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Neoconservatism - modern and postmodern architecture, neoconservative cultural criticism in the United States and West Germany; the new obscurity - the crisis of the welfare state and the exhaustion of utopian energies; Heinrich Heine and the role of the intellectual in Germany; the idea of the university - learning processes; the horrors of autonomy - Carl Schmitt in English; work and Weltanschauung - the Heidegger controversy from a German perspective; taking aim at the heart of the present - on Foucault's lecture on Kant's "What is Enlightenment?"; culture and politics - political culture in Germany since 1968 - an interview with Dr. Rainer Erd for the "Frankfurter Rundschau", the new intimacy between culture and politics - theses on enlightenment in Germany; a kind of settling of damages - remarks from the Roemerberg Colloquium, apologetic tendencies, on the public use of history, closing remarks; historical consciousness and post-traditional identity - the Federal Republic's orientation to the West.
Series Title: Studies in contemporary German social thought.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Jürgen Habermas ; edited and translated by Shierry Weber Nicholsen ; introduction by Richard Wolin.

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Social theorist Jurgen Habermas reveals yet another facet of his extraordinary talents in these insightful, often passionate political and cultural commentaries on contemporary German life.  Read more...

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