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The seduction of unreason : the intellectual romance with fascism : from Nietzsche to postmodernism

Author: Richard Wolin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2004.
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"Fifteen years ago, revelations about the political misdeeds of Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man sent shock waves throughout European and North American intellectual circles. Ever since, postmodernism has been haunted by the specter of a compromised past. In this intellectual genealogy of the postmodern spirit, Richard Wolin shows that postmodern's infatuation with fascism has been widespread and not incidental. He  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Wolin
ISBN: 0691114641 9780691114644 0691125996 9780691125992
OCLC Number: 52601146
Description: xxii, 375 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A note on Giorgio de Chirico's "Song of love" --
Introduction : answer to the question : what is counter-enlightenment? --
--
Part I: The German ideology revisited: --
1. Zarathustra goes to Hollywood : on the postmodern reception of Nietzsche --
2. Prometheus unhinged : C.G. Jung and the temptations of Aryan religion --
3. Fascism and hermeneutics : Gadmer and the ambiguities of "inner emigration" --
Political excursus I. Incertitudes Allemandes : reflections on the German new right --
--
Part II: French lessons: --
4. Left fascism : Georges Bataille and the German ideology --
5. Maurice Blanchot : the use and abuse of silence --
6. Down by law : deconstruction and the problem of justice --
Political excursus II. Designer fascism : on the ideology of the French new right --
--
Conclusion : "site of catastrophe" : the image of America in modern thought.
Responsibility: Richard Wolin.
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