Archive for the democracy category

James Bond and Philosophy (2): From Nietzsche with Love

James Bond and Philosophy: Questions Are Forever, edited by James B. South and Jacob M. Held. Chicago; La Salle: Open Court Publishing Company, 2006. Popular Culture and Philosophy; Volume 23. I saved the two articles on Nietzscheanism (in section II) for last. First, in “He Who Eats Meat Wins: Appetite, Power, and Nietzsche in the […]

Confucianism & democracy, Hall & Ames

This reference has been sitting as a draft for 3 years or so. First, I need to note that something is wrong with the University of Hawaii site, and that the publications of Peter Manicas can only be accessed via the Wayback Machine. Here is the link: Peter Manicas: Selected Published Papers Now here is […]

Stephen Eric Bronner (2): Rosa Luxemburg’s Legacy

In July 2007 I read the following interventions in a debate published in the journal New Politics (new series). First, Bronner: “The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg,” Vol. VIII, No. 3 (New Series), Summer 2001, Whole No. 31, pp. 162-167. “A Reply to David Camfield and Alan Johnson,” Vol. VIII, No. 4 (New Series), Winter 2002, […]

Stephen Eric Bronner: Critical Theory, Enlightenment, radical politics (1)

Stephen Eric Bronner is not content to regurgitate the critical theory of its European originators of an earlier era, and he is not averse to criticizing their lapses. None of his books are to be missed, but for critical theory I suggest Of Critical Theory and Theorists above all. In October 2006 I read the […]

Rorty’s ideology: Achieving Our Country

[Deepening Democracy in Global Contexts, Chapter One] Achieving Our Country, Achieving Our World: Baldwin, Rorty, and Social Hope Judith M. Green, Fordham University If anything shows up the ideological nature and ultimate uselessness of pragmatism, this review does, first, by exposing the selective attention, nostalgia, myth-making and wish-fulfillment upon which Rorty’s social vision rests, and […]