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Intimate strangers

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Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought in American political discourse after World War II, yet none of them was American, which proved crucial to their ways of arguing and reasoning both in and out of the American context. In an effort to convince their audiences they were American enough, these thinkers deployed deft rhetorical strategies that made their cosmopolitanism feel acceptable, inspiring radical new approaches to longstanding problems in American politics. Speaking like natives, they also exploited their foreignness to entice listeners to embrace alternative modes of thought. 'Intimate Strangers' unpacks this 'stranger ethos,' a blend of detachment and involvement that manifested in the persona of a prophet for Solzhenitsyn, an impartial observer for Arendt, a mentor for Marcuse, and a victim for Said.

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Author(s):
Andreea Deciu Ritiovi
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0231168683
ISBN-13:
9780231168687
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Title:
Intimate Strangers

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Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought in American political discourse after World War II, yet none of them was American, which proved crucial to their ways of arguing and reasoning both in and out of the American context. In an effort to convince their audiences they were American enough, these thinkers deployed deft rhetorical strategies that made their cosmopolitanism feel acceptable, inspiring radical new approaches to longstanding problems in American politics. Speaking like natives, they also exploited their foreignness to entice listeners to embrace alternative modes of thought. 'Intimate Strangers' unpacks this 'stranger ethos,' a blend of detachment and involvement that manifested in the persona of a prophet for Solzhenitsyn, an impartial observer for Arendt, a mentor for Marcuse, and a victim for Said.

Author(s):
Andreea Deciu Ritiovi
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0231168683
ISBN-13:
9780231168687
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Title:
Intimate Strangers

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