Perpetual War Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence

ISBN-10: 0822352095

ISBN-13: 9780822352099

Edition: 2012

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Description: InPerpetual War, the distinguished cultural theorist Bruce Robbins turns his attention to cosmopolitanism, arguing that the moral import of the concept must be restored. Where it once stood for a loyalty that transcended the nation and encompassed humanity as a whole, cosmopolitanism has come to indicate the movement of peoples and cultures and the creative mixtures that emerge as they interact.Perpetual Waris an impassioned call for American intellectuals to reconfigure cosmopolitanism for our time, partly by recovering its humanist ethics.Robbins develops his entreaty through a series of essays. In each one, he engages with the thought of a notable intellectual, from Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, and Anthony Appiah to Immanuel Wallerstein, Louis Menand, W. G. Sebald, and Slavoj Zizek. The goal of the antinationalist cosmopolitanism that Robbins advocates is not “respect for the other” but resistance to military aggression. Given the death and destruction that the United States has wrought during the past decade, the critique of American nationalism is the urgent task of American intellectuals in the present moment.

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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 5/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Cosmopolitanism, New and Newer: Anthony Appiah
Noam Chomsky's Golden Rule
Blaming the System: Immanuel Wallerstein
The Sweatshop Sublime
Edward Said and Effort
Intellectuals in Public, or Elsewhere
War Without Belief: Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club
Comparative National Blaming: W. G. Sebald on the Bombing of Germany
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