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Radical Fragments


James L. Marsh

This book is a philosophical-literary reflection on the condition of the possibility of radical intellectual life, art, culture, politics, and religion in the contemporary United States. The standpoint assumed and defended in this reflection is that of critical modernism, a principled commitment to a radical leftist version of modern, western rationality. In this book of fragments such rationality emerges, after encounters with liberalism, conservatism, and postmodernism, as the preferable form of rationality.
Contents: Through a series of fragments organized into five parts, the book argues against post-modernism and other positions for a radical leftist version of western rationality, critique, and politics, and art.