Political Returns: Irony In Politics And Theory From Plato To The Antinuclear Movement, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Political Returns

Irony In Politics And Theory From Plato To The Antinuclear Movement, 1st Edition

By John Evan Seery

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384 pages

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Description

This book presents a theory of the politics of irony and tests this theory through readings of political theory texts and through an analysis of the politics of the contemporary anti-nuclear movement, and argues that political writing must be ironic.

Table of Contents

Introduction to The Morality of Hell -- Politics and Ironic Vision -- Plato's Ironic Republic -- Irony: A Politics of the Page -- Art, Irony, and Politics in the Nineteenth Century -- Political Irony and World War: Thomas Mann's Twentieth-Century Self-Reversal (with Constant Reference to Nietzsche) -- Irony in the Antinuclear Movement -- Irony in Politics and Theory

About the Author

John Evan Seery

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General