The Death and Rebirth of American Radicalism differentiates the "Social Justice Left" from "Cultural Radicalism" and the various social movements for individual freedom.
In The Death and Rebirth of American Radicalism, Stanley Aronowitz asks the question, "Is there anything left of the Left?" With the rise of Newt Gingrich and his "Contract With America," how is it that conservativism staged such a remarkable recovery after being discounted in the turbulent 1960s? Aronowitz addresses these and other burning issues of contemporary politics.
Stanley Aronowitz is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at City University of New York. He is the co-editor of Technoscience and Cyberculture (Routledge, 1995), and author of Dead Artists, Live Theories and Other Cultural Problems (Routledge, 1993) and The Politics of IdentityN (Routledge, 1991), among many other titles.
"Aronowitz brings masterful insights to this eminent documentation of formerly prophetic but now sleepy radical movements. But the future is not dead, he maintains, it is just resting." -- Publisher's Weekly