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Bronner, Stephen Eric 1949-

Works: 69 works in 456 publications in 5 languages and 23,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Interviewee
Classifications: B809.3, 320.01
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( )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,024 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 1,986 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( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,791 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( )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,644 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 1,508 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 stat
Of critical theory and its theorists by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,449 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
Socialism unbound by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,353 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
The bigot : why prejudice persists by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 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"--
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
Imagining the possible : radical politics for conservative times by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 952 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
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 919 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]
Planetary politics : human rights, terror, and global society by Stephen Eric Bronner( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 792 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 S. E Bronner( Book )

30 editions published between 1083 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Rosa Luxemburg by Rosa Luxemburg( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, including 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements -- Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht -- who were her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Many of these letters appear for the first time in English translation; all help to illuminate the inner life of this iconic revolutionary, who was at once an economic and social theorist, a political activist and a lyrical stylist. Her political concerns are revealed alongside her personal struggles within a socialist movement that was often hostile to independently minded women. This collection will provide readers with a newer and deeper appreciation of Luxemburg as a writer and historical figure. -- Publisher description
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 619 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
Critical theory and society : a reader( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 581 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 )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents an overview of the Camus' grand themes and a balanced philosophical, artistic, and political treatment of his work"--Preface
Twentieth century political theory : a reader by Stephen Eric Bronner( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers the major themes of twentieth century political theory and consists of selected extracts by political theorists. Democratic socialism, communism, fascism, conservatism, critical theory, post-modernism, communitarianism, post-colonialism, gender, and, the 'end of history' are included. Theorists include Habermas, Rawls, Dewey, Arendt, Buber, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Marcuse, Foucault, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Fukuyama, and many others. It is a useful source of selected readings
Socialism in history : political essays of Henry Pachter by Henry Maximilian Pachter( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rational radicalism and political theory : essays in honor of Stephen Eric Bronner( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 theoristsSocialism unboundIdeas in action : political tradition in the twentieth centuryImagining the possible : radical politics for conservative times
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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