Left turn: forging a new political future

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Paradigm Publishers, 2006 - Political Science - 237 pages
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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.

Listen to Stanley Aronowitz's December 12th, 2007 interview with Against the Grain here: http://www.againstthegrain.org/

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Contents

The Retreat to Postmodern Politics
17
From the New Deal
60
Burdens of the Past and Where Is
109
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Stanley Aronowitz, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, has been a contributor to The Nation, The Village Voice, and New Politics. His most recent books include How Class Works (Yale University Press, 2003) and Left Turn: Forging a New Political Future (Paradigm, 2006).