1st Edition

Defending Ideals War, Democracy, and Political Struggles

By Drucilla Cornell Copyright 2004
    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this book, Drucilla Cornell examines the crisis on the left and asks how we can turn back toward more left-wing ideals. She looks at the meaning of freedom through various lenses as well as the dissolution of feminism. She discusses and critiques such major thinkers as: Amartya Sen, Adorno, Martha Nussbaum, John Rawls, Richard Falk, and Paul Berman among others.

    Preface: Why We Need Ideals
    1. Living and Dying in Iraq. Killing Talk and the Limits of Just War
    2. Worlds Apart. Perpetual Peace and Infinite War
    3. Variegated Visions of Humanity: John Rawls' The Law of Peoples
    4. Developing Human Capabilities
    5. Civilization, Progress, and Beyond
    6. Reconsidering Nationalisms. Feminism and Anti-Militariest Ideals
    7. Other Family Stories: The Politics and Ethics of Transnational Adoption


    Drucilla Cornell is Professor of Political Science, Women's Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. She is also a playwright and the author, most recently, of Between Women and Generations: Legacies of Dignity (2002).