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Bronner, Stephen Eric 1949-

Works: 72 works in 488 publications in 5 languages and 24,964 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal correspondence  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, htt, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: HM480, 335.43092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Stephen Eric Bronner
Most widely held works by Stephen Eric Bronner
Reclaiming the enlightenment : toward a politics of radical engagement by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1947 Horkheimer and Adorno connected the Enlightenment with totalitarianism. Since when the Left has drifted into the language and imagery of the European Counter-Enlightenment, the movement against 1776 and 1789. Bronner sets out to reclaim the heritage of progressive politics
Blood in the sand : imperial fantasies, right-wing ambitions, and the erosion of American democracy by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blood in the Sand offers both an incisive analysis and a confrontational critique of America's recent international pursuits and its dominant political culture. Stephen Eric Bronner challenges the notion that everything changed in the aftermath of 9/11. He shows instead how a criminal act served to legitimize political manipulation and invigorate traditional nationalistic enthusiasms for militarism and imperial expansion. Employing his own experiences in the Middle East, Bronner acknowledges - but refuses to overstate - recent progressive developments in the region. He criticizes the neoconservative penchant for unilateral military aggression and debunks the dubious notion of fostering democracy at gunpoint." "While Bronner analyzes authoritarian repression, human rights violations, shrinking civil liberties, and severe socioeconomic inequalities, Blood in the Sand is neither a narrow political diatribe nor a futile exercise in anti-American negativism. The author honors America by condemning the betrayal of the nation's finest ideals by so many of those who, hypocritically or naively, invoke those ideals the most. Bronner sheds new light on those who insist on publicly waving the flag while privately subverting that for which it stands." "Blood in the Sand sounds a clarion call for revitalizing the American polity and reshaping foreign policy along democratic lines. Committed to a political renewal, Bronner urges the American people to recall what is best about their national heritage and the beacon of hope it might offer other countries and other cultures."--Jacket
Peace out of reach : Middle Eastern travels and the search for reconciliation by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Peace Out of Reach, Stephen Eric Bronner offers an analysis and eyewitness account of the political and ideological conflicts plaguing the Middle East. Sharply critical of the United States' policies in Afghanistan and Iraq and concerned about our nation's declining credibility throughout the world, Bronner examines the unexplored possibilities and recurrent roadblocks in the struggle for peace. Whether visiting academics in Iran, refugees in Palestine, or the president of Syria, Bronner seeks to listen and learn. These experiences have shaped Bronner's understanding of how the political crises in the Middle East have dramatically influenced Western politics and culture. Peace Out of Reach also investigates the extraordinary controversies generated by the publication of blasphemous cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, the religious conservatism of Pope Benedict XVI, the character of contemporary anti-Semitism, and the connection between human rights and personal faith."--Jacket
Critical theory : a very short introduction by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical theory emerged in the 1920s from the work of the Frankfurt School, the circle of German-Jewish academics who sought to diagnose-and, if at all possible, cure-the ills of society, particularly fascism and capitalism. In this book, Stephen Eric Bronner provides sketches of leading representatives of the critical tradition (such as George Lukacs and Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Herbert Marcuse and Jurgen Habermas) as well as many of its seminal texts and empirical investigations. The book also sheds light on the cluster of ideas and themes that set critical theory apart from its more traditional philosophical competitors, explaining concepts such as method and agency, alienation and reification, the culture industry and repressive tolerance, non-identity and utopia
The logos reader : rational radicalism and the future of politics by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded in 2002, Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture was established in response to the increasing erosion of a left political culture and the new possibilities for international political engagement and cooperation produced by the Internet. Many of the best known intellectual representatives of what might be termed a "rational radicalism" soon served as the core group for this new online journal that has reached about four million readers. The Logos Reader brings together the most influential and controversial work to appear in the journal. In its pages, writers of exceptional stature such as Stanley Aronowitz, Ulrich Beck, Drucilla Cornell, Fred Dallmayr, Jürgen Habermas, Douglas Kellner, and Eric Rouleau articulate liberal and socialist values even as they retain theoretical viewpoints influenced by critical theory. The contributors deal with some of the most pressing political issues of our age, including transnational developments, U.S. foreign policy, the Iraqi War, the plight of the Palestinians, and the domestic concerns currently dominating American politics. With themes that speak to the most pertinent and enduring issues of a post-9/11 culture, the essays in The Logos Reader represent the best of modern liberal thought and will influence contemporary political discourse
Of critical theory and its theorists by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Critical Theory and its Theorists is an overview of the entire Critical Theory Tradition. Filled with insights and historical narratives, the book covers the work of major philosphical thinkers such as Benjamin, Horkheimer, Adorno, Marcuse and Habermas and revisits the contributions of lesser-known figures such as Karl Korsch and Ernst Bloch. Bronner measures the writing of these theorists against each other, postmodernist philosophers and the critical tradition reaching back to Hegel. --From publisher's description
The bigot : why prejudice persists by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Eric Bronner is a prolific author, activist, and one of America's leading political thinkers. His new book presents bigotry as a systematic, all-encompassing mindset that has a special affinity for right-wing movements. In what will surely prove a seminal study, Bronner explores its appeal, the self-image it justifies, the interests it serves, and its complex connection with modernity. He reveals how prejudice shapes the conspiratorial and paranoid worldview of the true believer, the elitist, and the chauvinist. In the process, it becomes apparent how the bigot hides behind mainstream conservative labels in order to support policies designed to disadvantage the targets of his contempt. Examining bigotry in its various dimensions-anthropological, historical, psychological, sociological, and political-Professor Bronner illustrates how the bigot's intense hatred of "the other" is a direct reaction to social progress, liberal values, secularism, and an increasingly complex and diverse world. A sobering look at the bigot in the twenty-first century, this volume is essential for making sense of the dangers facing democracy now and in the future"--
Imagining the possible : radical politics for conservative times by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Paul Sartre originally made the term engagement a part of the existentialist vocabulary following WWII. It imples the responsibility of intervening in social or political conflicts in the hope of fostering freedom. Imagining the Possible opens different windows upon this particular engagement
Ideas in action : political tradition in the twentieth century by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary political theory has become alienated from politics. It often neither discusses concrete political events nor touches the world of political action. Stephen Eric Bronner wants to change that, and Ideas in Action takes a bold step in that direction. With elegance and power, Bronner surveys 20th century political traditions. In the process, he places theories and thinkers in their social, historical, and political contexts. His sweeping presentation is organized into four imaginatively articulated phases that signal the direction of political thinking in the twentieth century. Offer
Modernism at the barricades : aesthetics, politics, Utopia by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Features chapters on expressionism, futurism, surrealism, and revolutionary art and includes fresh perspectives on the work of Arnold Schoenberg, Wassily Kandinsky, and Emil Nolde, among others. The volume illuminates an international avant-garde intent on resisting bureaucracy, standardization, scientific rationality, and the increasing commodification of mass culture"--Jacket, p. [2]
Socialism unbound : principles, practices, and prospects by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treating socialism as an ethic and reclaiming its early intellectual foundations while acknowledging and correcting its inherent flaws, Bronner advances a more robust theory of working-class politics for the 21st century
Planetary politics : human rights, terror, and global society by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global society has been analyzed in any number of ways: books dealing with its economic and cultural implications flood the market. But Planetary Politics highlights something unique. It explores globalization with an eye on the transformation of politics into a planetary enterprise. Bringing together the work of major scholars with national and international reputations, this exciting new work offers perspectives for dealing with the complexity of power in the planetary life of the new millennium
Passion and rebellion : the expressionist heritage by Stephen Eric Bronner( Book )

31 editions published between 1083 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bitter Taste of Hope : Ideals, Ideologies, and Interests in the Age of Obama by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Barack Obama was elected to office on a wave of hope. With his tenure as President of the United States concluded, one may take stock of his record at home and abroad. The Bitter Taste of Hope is a collection of essays that critically evaluate America's domestic landscape on the one hand, particularly new social movements, and the nation's foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East, on the other. Stephen Eric Bronner engages a wide-ranging set of political and ideological conflicts that defined the "Age of Obama," especially the most pressing international concerns that have developed in accord with an increasingly globalized world. Bronner illuminates not only well-known events like the American involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, the plight of the Palestinians, and the Arab Spring but also matters about which the general public knows little, such as the national hopes of the Circassians, the complexities of Sudan, and the pitiful existence endured by the Coptic Christians of Cairo. -- Adapted from the publisher's description
The letters of Rosa Luxemburg by Rosa Luxemburg( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes a collection of 190 letters that show the personality of Rosa Luxemburg in its political as well as in its personal dimensions. It presents the spirit of her time as it is reflected in her political thinking, activism, and personal concerns
A rumor about the Jews : reflections on antisemitism and the Protocols of the learned elders of Zion by Stephen Eric Bronner( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion is among the most infamous documents of antisemitism. A forgery created in Russia by the czarist secret police and quickly translated into a host of languages, it portrayed Judaism as a worldwide conspiracy dedicated to the destruction of Christian civilization. The appearance of the Protocols sparked a number of bloody pogroms and helped shape the thinking of right-wing movements worldwide, from Hitler's Nazis to contemporary antisemitic groups in Russia, the Middle East, and the United States. A work of intellectual history, A Rumor about the Jews expresses the connection between antisemitism and the overarching political assault upon the enlightenment legacy and provides a new and penetrating understanding of an insidious ideology and its broader implications."--Jacket
Socialism unbound by Stephen Eric Bronner( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism Unbound first appeared in 1990. The Berlin Wall had just fallen and the Soviet Union was in a crisis that soon would turn into its death throes. Mikhail Gorbachev was still in power and, incredibly, it seemed as if his sclerotic communist state might yet make way for a new form of socialism with democratic political foundations. Movements committed to liberal constitutionalism, whose dynamics still remain theoretically undeveloped, were taking to the streets almost everywhere in Eastern Europe. Hopes on the left were high. In the popular imagination, however, the final collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 seemed to vindicate the policies of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Laissez-faire became the rallyingcry for most former dissidents and the new party professionals in Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, in the West, attempts to temper market excesses were condemned as anachronistic. Left politics suddenly stood discredited. Indeed, soon enough, the attack on "socialism" would turn into an attack on welfare liberalism and the values associated with the 1960s
Encyclopedia of American social movements by Immanuel Ness( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-volume set examines every social movement in American history - from the great struggles for abolition, civil rights, and women's equality to the more specific quests for prohibition, consumer safety, unemployment insurance, and global justice
Critical theory and society : a reader( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seminal essays, many appearing in English for the first time, which provides an excellent overview of the critical theory developed by the Frankfurt School
Camus : portrait of a moralist by Stephen Eric Bronner( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents an overview of the Camus' grand themes and a balanced philosophical, artistic, and political treatment of his work"--Preface
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Reclaiming the enlightenment : toward a politics of radical engagement
Blood in the sand : imperial fantasies, right-wing ambitions, and the erosion of American democracyPeace out of reach : Middle Eastern travels and the search for reconciliationCritical theory : a very short introductionThe logos reader : rational radicalism and the future of politicsOf critical theory and its theoristsImagining the possible : radical politics for conservative timesIdeas in action : political tradition in the twentieth centuryPlanetary politics : human rights, terror, and global society
Alternative Names
Bronner, Stephen.

Bronner, Stephen 1949-

Bronner, Stephen E.

Bronner, Stephen E. 1949-

Bronner, Steven.

Bronner, Steven 1949-

Bronner, Steven Eric 1949-

Stephen Bronner Amerikaans Rutgers-universiteit

Stephen Bronner US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler und Philosoph

Stephen Eric Bronner

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