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The politics of meaning

restoring hope and possibility in an age of cynicism

by Lerner, Michael

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Published by Addison-Wesley in Reading, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Life,
  • Meaning (Philosophy),
  • Conduct of life,
  • Cynicism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementMichael Lerner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBD431 .L384 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 355 p. ;
    Number of Pages355
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL812534M
    ISBN 100201479664
    LC Control Number95049765

      A Reading Guide for Those in Despair About American Politics Nearly three dozen book recommendations to help make sense of the state of U.S. democracy, from academics, comedians, activists, and.   The politics of mean they already have a law on the books that can be easily and speedily amended to provide the They have been gambling that their politics of mean will do just enough to.

    Robert Jervis argues here that the possibility of nuclear war has created a revolution in military strategy and international relations. He examines how the potential for nuclear Armageddon has changed the meaning of war, the psychology of statesmanship, and the formulation of military policy by the superpowers.4/5(1). The book contributes to debates within political science on sovereignty, citizenship, cosmopolitanism, human rights and global justice. In particular, the new politics of borders reveal a sovereignty that is not waning, but changing, expanding beyond the state carapace and engaging certain logics of by: 5.

      His whole oeuvre is an ongoing meditation on depression as a personal experience and a social and political experience. In the book Capitalist Realism from , he connected depression to what I. politics (n.) s, "science of government," from politic (adj.), modeled on Aristotle's ta politika "affairs of state," the name of his book on governing and governments, which was in English midc. as "Polettiques." Also see -ics.. Politicks is the science of good sense, applied to public affairs, and, as those are forever changing, what is wisdom to-day would be folly and perhaps, .


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