Between Politics and Antipolitics: Thinking About Politics by Dick Howard

By Dick Howard

This publication strains a dialectic dating among “politics” and “antipolitics,” the 1st, as used right here, being similar to philosophy as an job of open inquiry, plural democracy, and truth-finding, and the latter within the realm of ideology, technocracy, and presupposed certainties. It returns again to the emergence of a brand new Left move within the Nineteen Sixties so one can keep on with the background of this courting seeing that then. It addresses modern debates by way of seeking to the autumn of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Bloc, and asking within the wake of that: what's a revolution? ultimately, it attracts on those analyses to envision the age of terrorism after the tragedy of September eleven, 2001, and resounds with a choice to pursue democracy and genuine politics within the face of latest different types of antipolitics.

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