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The Resource The Intellectuals and the Flag, (electronic book)

The Intellectuals and the Flag, (electronic book)

Label
The Intellectuals and the Flag
Title
The Intellectuals and the Flag
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The tragedy of the left is that, having achieved an unprecedented victory in helping stop an appalling war, it then proceeded to commit suicide." So writes Todd Gitlin about the aftermath of the Vietnam War in this collection of writings that calls upon intellectuals on the left to once again engage American public life and resist the trappings of knee-jerk negativism, intellectual fads, and political orthodoxy. Gitlin argues for a renewed sense of patriotism based on the ideals of sacrifice, tough-minded criticism, and a willingness to look anew at the global role of the United States in the aftermath of 9/11. Merely criticizing and resisting the Bush administration will not do - the left must also imagine and propose an America reformed. Where then can the left turn' Gitlin celebrates the work of three prominent postwar intellectuals: David Riesman, C. Wright Mills, and Irving Howe. Their ambitious, assertive, and clearly written works serve as models for an intellectual engagement that forcefully addresses social issues and remains affirmative and comprehensive. Sharing many of the qualities of these thinkers' works, Todd Gitlin's blunt, frank analysis of the current state of the left and his willingness to challenge orthodoxies pave the way for a revival in leftist thought and a new liberal patriotism
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Cataloging source
EBZ
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Gitlin, Todd
LC call number
E169.12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Intellectuals
  • Civics
  • Nationalism
  • Liberalism
  • Radicalism
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Intellectuals and the Flag, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs1031460e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780231124928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs1031460e
Label
The Intellectuals and the Flag, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs1031460e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780231124928
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs1031460e

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