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A Tale of Two Utopias : The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968
by Paul Berman




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The ideological passions that, along with critical acclaim, greeted the publication of Paul Berman's A Tale of Two Utopias showed how persistent are some of the battle lines drawn in the tumultuous years around 1968. A Tale of Two Utopias recounts "in clean, clear, often funny style" (Washington Post) four episodes in the history of a generation: the worldwide student radicalism of the years around 1968; the birth of gay liberation and modern identity politics; the anti Communist trajectory of the '68ers in the Eastern bloc; and the ideals and self criticism of thinkers in America and in France who lived through these events and debated their meaning. Praised for both "sheer intellectual high spiritedness" (Houston Chronicle) and "the same sensitivity to the moral needs of the participants, and the same lucid evaluative balance, as Edmund Wilson's accounts of earlier periods" (philosopher Richard Rorty), A Tale of Two Utopias firmly establishes Berman as "one of America's leading social critics" (New Leader) and "one of our most gifted essayists" (Boston Globe). A New York Times Notable Book.

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The ideological passions that, along with critical acclaim, greeted the publication of Paul Berman's A Tale of Two Utopias showed how persistent are some of the battle lines drawn in the tumultuous years around 1968. A Tale of Two Utopias recounts "in clean, clear, often funny style" (Washington Post) four episodes in the history of a generation: the worldwide student radicalism of the years around 1968; the birth of gay liberation and modern identity politics; the anti Communist trajectory of the '68ers in the Eastern bloc; and the ideals and self criticism of thinkers in America and in France who lived through these events and debated their meaning. Praised for both "sheer intellectual high spiritedness" (Houston Chronicle) and "the same sensitivity to the moral needs of the participants, and the same lucid evaluative balance, as Edmund Wilson's accounts of earlier periods" (philosopher Richard Rorty), A Tale of Two Utopias firmly establishes Berman as "one of America's leading social critics" (New Leader) and "one of our most gifted essayists" (Boston Globe). A New York Times Notable Book.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780393316759
  • ISBN-10: 0393316750
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: October 1997
  • Page Count: 352
  • Dimensions: 7.36 x 4.62 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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