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Class notes : posing as politics and other thoughts on the American scene

Author: Adolph L Reed
Publisher: New York : New Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this latest volume, Reed begins with a consideration of the theoretical and practical effect of the decline of the American left over at least that last two decades. First, he outlines the sources and consequences of what he characterizes as the main manifestations of a defeated and demoralized activist politics - sectarianism and the often solipsistic approaches of identity politics. He then argues forcefully  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adolph L Reed
ISBN: 1565844823 9781565844827 1565846753 9781565846753
OCLC Number: 43974774
Notes: "Most of the essays published here appeared originally in ... my regular columns in The Progressive and The Village voice, or in similar venues"--Introduction.
Description: xxviii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Issues in Black Public Life --
Why Is There No Black Political Movement? --
The Curse of "Community" --
Romancing Jim Crow --
Have We Exhaled Yet? --
We Were Framed --
What Color Is Antisemitism? --
The Rise of Louis Farrakhan --
Triumph of the Tuskegee Will --
Martyrs and False Populists --
Tokens of the White Left --
"What Are the Drums Saying, Booker?" The Curious Role of the Black Public Intellectual --
Equality and Ideology in American Politics --
The Underclass Myth --
Pimping Poverty, Then and Now --
Liberals, I Do Despise --
Kiss the Family Good-bye --
A Polluted Debate --
Nasty Habits --
A Livable Wage --
Token Equality --
Skin Deep --
The Content of Our Cardiovascular --
Looking Backward --
The Question of Practice --
Posing As Politics --
Ethnic Studies and Pluralist Politics --
The Battle of Liberty Monument --
Looking Back at Brown --
Sectarians on the Prowl --
"Fayettenam," 1969 Tales from a G.I. Coffeehouse --
The Longer March --
Building Solidarity.
Responsibility: Adolph Reed, Jr.
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"In this latest volume, Reed begins with a consideration of the theoretical and practical effect of the decline of the American left over at least that last two decades. First, he outlines the sources and consequences of what he characterizes as the main manifestations of a defeated and demoralized activist politics - sectarianism and the often solipsistic approaches of identity politics. He then argues forcefully for the centrality of class-based political interpretation and action as the indispensable foundation for any progressive movement that can hope to succeed in the United States."--Jacket.

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