1st Edition

Political Returns
Irony In Politics And Theory From Plato To The Antinuclear Movement

ISBN 9780367283551
Published October 2, 2019 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book 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

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John Evan Seery