The Cynical Society: The Culture of Politics and the Politics of Culture in American Life
University of Chicago Press, 1991 - 200 sayfa
The Cynical Society is a study of the political despair and abdication of (individual) responsibility Goldfarb calls cynicism—a central but unexamined aspect of contemporary American political and social life. Goldfarb reveals with vivid strokes how cynicism undermines our capacity to think about society's strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on thinkers from Alexis de Tocqueville to Allan Bloom and on such recent works as Beloved, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Mississippi Burning, The Cynical Society celebrates cultural pluralism's role in democracy.
Cynicism and the American Way of Politics
Cynicism as a Cultural Form
Mass Society as the Underside of Democracy
Democracy in America
The Decline and Fall of American Culture?
The Pursuit of Obscurity
Ideology on the American RightA Clear and Present Danger
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