American Academia and the Survival of Marxist Ideas by Dario Fernandez-Morera PDF

By Dario Fernandez-Morera

ISBN-10: 0275952649

ISBN-13: 9780275952648

ISBN-10: 0585393354

ISBN-13: 9780585393353

Marxist proposal pervades American educational discourse, relatively within the humanities and the social sciences. Fernández-Morera exhibits why the survival of those rules is unjustified within the face in their theoretical and useful difficulties and their ancient checklist. Fernández-Morera presents a finished critique of Marxist/materialist discourse because it pervades modern American scholarship. He examines the rhetorical and ideological underpinnings of the discourse, the socioeconomic conditions and character kind of its educational practitioners, and its influence on different kinds of educational speech. He additionally exposes the epistemological and moral effects of the discourse in gentle of the background of the 20 th century and explains its striking good fortune within the educational world.Being multidisciplinary, the booklet should still problem many and attract these drawn to feedback, politics, epistemology, ethics, historical past, sociology, or even economics. definitely all these drawn to the of upper schooling will locate it provocative.

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P. Putnam’s Sons, 1940), 1341. Mussolini of course started as a Marxist. 83. , Julien Hervier (Paris: Gallimard, 1992), 18 February 1945. 84. Bernard-Henry L+, “Drieu: vivere e morire all’ombra di Vichy,” Corriere della sera, 30 April 1992, 7. Chapter Two The Marxist Approach in Academia I1 “You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you, Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.

78. Ibid. The private lives ofHitler and Mussolini jibed with the proclaimed ideals oftheir political parties: Not only did they live with relative austerity (especially Hitler), but also displayed an overwhelming dedication to public affairs. They had indeed turned the “personal” into “the political” and subordinated their private to their public lives. 79. , Der Nationalsozialismus, 100. 36 American Academia and the Survival of Marxist Ideas 80. Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Le$ismRevisited: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Pol Pot (NewYork:RegneryGateway, 1990); Eric Hoffer, The True Believer (New York: Harper, 1951).

Leonard Peikoff, The Ominom Paralleh (New York: Stein & Day, 1982). 56. ,Selected Writings o f George Santayana, vol. 2 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1968), 19. 57. Mark Mazower, interviewed by Wayne Pond, “War and Democracy, an interview with Mark Mazower,” Ideas From the National Humanities Center 3, no. 1 (Summer 1994): 33. Der Nationalsozial58. , ismus: Dokumente 1933-1945 (Frankfurt: Fischer, 1957), 89. I have translated all quotations from this work. MartinHeidegger,“TheCall to theLaborService,” Freiburger Studentzeitung, 23 January 1934, in Richard Wolin, The Heidegger Controversy (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993), 54-55.

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