War and the Intellectuals: Collected Essays, 1915-1919

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Hackett Pub., 1999 - Literary Collections - 197 pages
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Although he died at the age of thirty-two, Randolph Bourne (1886-1918) left a body of writing on politics, culture, and literature that made him one of the most influential American public intellectuals of the twentieth century and a hero of the American left. The twenty-eight essays in this volume -- among them, 'War and the Intellectuals', the analysis of the warfare state that made Bourne the foremost critic of American entry into World War I, and 'Trans-National America', his manifesto for cultural pluralism in America -- show Bourne at his most passionate and incisive as they trace his search for the true wellsprings of nationalism and American culture.

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Wow, sometimes America is really, really stupid. Randolph Bourne will explain why. Remember kids, "War is the health of the state." Read full review

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Bourne studied with Charles Beard and John Dewey at Columbia University. He was a regular contributor to New Republic, Dial, and The Seven Arts, and active in the protest movement against American entry into the first world war.

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