McCarthyism

Tues 9.17.13 | Jewish Radicals

Tony Michels, Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History NYU Press, 2012

Tony Michels, A Fire in Their Hearts: Yiddish Socialists in New York Harvard U. Press, 2009 (paper)

 Amy Herzog's After the Revolution at Aurora Theatre

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Why were they so radical? What accounts for the disportionate involvement of American Jews in leftist causes, socialist parties, and radical debates? Tony Michels traces the contributions made by Jewish immigrants and their offspring to left-wing theory and activism. Also, Amy Herzog has written a play about three generations of a radical Jewish family.

Mon 12.03.12| Political Fear

Corey Robin, Fear: The History of a Political Idea Oxford University Press, 2004

 

 

 

 

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Fear dominates our society. Fear of crime, fear of the poor, fear of foreign terrorists, to which we might add fear of our government and fear of our bosses. For some liberal thinkers, fear serves a purpose. It's supposed to pull us all together so we can find some kind of social solidarity in an atomized, alienated world. Corey Robin discusses the problems with that notion and talks about the places where fear truly lurks in our society. (Encore presentation.)

Wed 8.17.11| Political Fear

Corey Robin, Fear: The History of a Political Idea Oxford U. Press, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Fear dominates our society. Fear of crime, fear of the poor, fear of foreign terrorists, to which we might add fear of our government and fear of our bosses. For some liberal thinkers, fear serves a purpose. It's supposed to pull us all together so we can find some kind of social solidarity in an atomized, alienated world. Corey Robin discusses the problems with that notion and talks about the places where fear truly lurks in our society.

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