Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future

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Routledge, Dec 3, 2015 - Social Science - 254 pages
Building a new platform for change, prominent social critic Stanley Aronowitz diagnoses America's crisis of democracy and the dangers of the new authoritarianism. Aronowitz draws on his vast knowledge of history and political theory and from currents of political change around the globe, from the traditions of the European left to the newest political trends in Latin America that have challenged the "death of socialism. Demonstrating why Democrats lose when they cling to centrism and compromise their core values, this book shows us what a new left party in America would look like in an era of globalization, terrorism, and a crisis of public confidence in government.
 

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Contents

Preface
The Retreat to Postmodern Politics
From the New Deal to the New Left
Burdens of the Past and Where Is the Contemporary Agency?
Three Core Domains of Struggle and Alternative
The Shape of Practice
Alternatives to Market Capitalism
Index
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Stanley Aronowitz is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is founder of the Center for Worker Education at the City College of New York. He lives in New York City.

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