Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

Author: Alison McQueen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107152397

Category: History

Page: 251

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Apocalyptic rhetoric creates dangerous politics; three great thinkers show how clear-eyed realism is our best hope.

Apocalypse without God

Apocalypse without God

Author: Ben Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316517055

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Explains why apocalyptic thought, despite often being dismissed as bizarre, has persistent appeal in political life.

Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism

Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism

Author: Robert Schuett

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474423298

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 812

Political realism is a highly diverse body of international relations theory. This substantial reference work examines political realism in terms of its history, its scientific methodology and its normative role in international affairs. Split into three sections, it covers the 2000-year canon of realism: the different schools of thought, the key thinkers and how it responds to foreign policy challenges faced by individual states and globally. It brings political realism up-to-date by showing where theory has failed to keep up with contemporary problems and suggests how it can be applied and adapted to fit our new, globalised world order.

Liberalism in Dark Times

Liberalism in Dark Times

Author: Joshua L. Cherniss

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691220949

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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A timely defense of liberalism that draws vital lessons from its greatest midcentury proponents Today, liberalism faces threats from across the political spectrum. While right-wing populists and leftist purists righteously violate liberal norms, theorists of liberalism seem to have little to say. In Liberalism in Dark Times, Joshua Cherniss issues a rousing defense of the liberal tradition, drawing on a neglected strand of liberal thought. Assaults on liberalism—a political order characterized by limits on political power and respect for individual rights—are nothing new. Early in the twentieth century, democracy was under attack around the world, with one country after another succumbing to dictatorship. While many intellectuals dismissed liberalism as outdated, unrealistic, or unworthy, a handful of writers defended and reinvigorated the liberal ideal, including Max Weber, Raymond Aron, Albert Camus, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Isaiah Berlin—each of whom is given a compelling new assessment here. Building on the work of these thinkers, Cherniss urges us to imagine liberalism not as a set of policies but as a temperament or disposition—one marked by openness to complexity, willingness to acknowledge uncertainty, tolerance for difference, and resistance to ruthlessness. In the face of rising political fanaticism, he persuasively argues for the continuing importance of this liberal ethos.

Realism in Political Theory

Realism in Political Theory

Author: Rahul Sagar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351168755

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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Over the past decade, an intellectual movement known as "realism" has challenged the reigning orthodoxy in political theory and political philosophy. Realists take issue with what they see as the excessive moralism and utopianism associated with prominent philosophers like John Rawls, Ronald Dworkin, and G.A. Cohen; but what they would put in its place has not always been clear. The contributors to this volume seek to bring realism into a new phase, constructive rather than merely combative. To this end they examine three distinct kinds of realism. The first seeks to place questions of feasibility at the center of political theory and philosophy; the second seeks to reorient our interpretations of key works in the canon; the third seeks new interpretations or specifications of prominent ideologies such as liberalism, radicalism, and republicanism such that they no longer rely on abstract or systematic philosophic systems. Contributors include: David Estlund, Edward Hall, Alison McQueen, Terry Nardin, Philip Pettit, Janosch Prinz, Enzo Rossi, Andrew Sabl, Rahul Sagar, and Matt Sleat. The chapters originally published as a special issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

Prophetic Times

Prophetic Times

Author: Maurizio Viroli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009233187

Category: History

Page: 291

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Throughout history, prophetic voices have bolstered the struggle for social and political emancipation. Such voices have given meaning to suffering, spoken with pathos and anger to touch passions, and set into motion the moral imagination guiding efforts toward redemption. This book provides the visions of social emancipation we need.

After the Enlightenment

After the Enlightenment

Author: Nicolas Guilhot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107169739

Category: History

Page: 267

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This is the first comprehensive intellectual history of political realism and international relations theory.

General Eisenhower

General Eisenhower

Author: Ira Chernus

Publisher: Rhetoric & Public Affairs

ISBN: UOM:39015055838554

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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During the Second World War, Dwight D. Eisenhower formulated an ideology that encompassed deeply held ideas about human nature, society, and political life. From the day the war ended, Eisenhower promoted this ideology; he considered the production of words as an end in itself, essential to the real business of governing. During his years as Army Chief of Staff, president of Columbia University, Allied Commander in Europe, and candidate for President of the United States, Eisenhower continuously emphasized the inspirational value of the spoken word. Ira Chernus has created one of the first detailed studies of the ideology and rhetoric of a U.S. leader in the formative years of the Cold War, showing how words and ideas fostered a conservative culture of nationalism and fear. Eisenhower's use of language fulfilled consciously manipulative ends while also reflecting sincerely held ideas. General Eisenhower: Ideology and Discourse reveals how one man helped construct the sense of national and global insecurity that pervaded American life for decades.

John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

John Locke's Two Treatises of Government

Author: Edward J. Harpham

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024988282

Category: Philosophy

Page: 239

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Seven essays explore various dimensions of Locke's Two Treatises. They do not set forth a single "correct" interpretation. Instead they offer readers a deeper appreciation of how our view of Locke's Two Treatises has changed over the last three decades and the importance of those changes in understanding the liberal tradition.

Apocalypse Management

Apocalypse Management

Author: Ira Chernus

Publisher: Stanford Nuclear Age

ISBN: UOM:39015073983374

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 445

Apocalypse Management explains Dwight Eisenhower's eight years of self-defeating cold war policies by analyzing the pattern of Eisenhower's private and public discourse, a pattern that still dominates U.S. foreign policy, keeping us in the same state of national insecurity that marked the Eisenhower era.

Politics and Apocalypse

Politics and Apocalypse

Author: Robert Hamerton-Kelly

Publisher: Studies in Violence, Mimesis &

ISBN: UVA:X030248699

Category: History

Page: 276

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Politics & Apocalypse is the inaugural issue of the Studies in Violence, Mimesis, and Culture series. To most, the word apocalypse signifies destruction, death, the end of the world. The literal definition is "revelation" or "unveiling," the basis from which renowned theologian Reneacute; Girard builds his own view of Biblical apocalypse. In this volume, some of the major thinkers about the interpenetration of politics and religion-including Eric Voegelin, Leo Strauss, and Carl Schmitt-are scrutinized by some of today's most qualified scholars, all of whom are thoroughly versed in Girard's groundbreaking work.