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The End of Ideology

On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with "The Resumption of History in the New Century"

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$39.00 • £33.95 • €35.95

ISBN 9780674004269

Publication Date: 10/30/2000

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540 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches


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  • The Resumption of History in the New Century
  • Introduction: The Restless Vanity
  • I. America: The Ambiguities of Theory
    • 1. America as a Mass Society: A Critique
    • 2. The Breakup of Family Capitalism: On Changes in Class in America
    • 3. Is There a Ruling Class in America? The Power Elite Reconsidered
    • 4. The Prospects of American Capitalism: On Keynes, Schumpeter and Gaibraith
    • 5. The Refractions of the American Past: On the Question of National Character
    • 6. Status Politics and New Anxieties: On the “Radical Right” and Ideologies of the Fifties
  • II. America: The Complexities of Life
    • 7. Crime as an American Way of Life: A Queer Ladder of Social Mobility
    • 8. The Myth of Crime Waves: The Actual Decline of Crime in the United States
    • 9. The Racket-Ridden Longshoremen: The Web of Economics and Politics
    • 10. The Capitalism of the Proletariat: A Theory of American Trade-Unionism
    • 11. Work and its Discontents: The Cult of Efficiency in America
  • III. The Exhaustion of Utopia
    • 12. The Failure of American Socialism: The Tension of Ethics and Politics
    • 13. The Mood of Three Generations
      • A. The Once-Born, the Twice-Born, and the After-Born
      • B. The Loss of Innocence in the Thirties
      • C. Politics in the Forties
      • D. Dissent in the Fifties
    • 14. Ten Theories in Search of Reality: The Prediction of Soviet Behavior
    • 15. Two Roads from Marx: The Themes of Alienation and Exploitation and Workers’ Control in Socialist Thought
  • The End of Ideology in the West: An Epilogue
  • Afterword, 1988: The End of Ideology Revisited
  • Acknowledgment
  • Notes
  • Index

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