Adding Insult to Injury: Nancy Fraser Debates Her Critics by Kevin Olson (Editor)

By Kevin Olson (Editor)

A arguable examine the social politics of equality and cultural politics of difference.The cave in of communism, the increase of id politics, and struggles over international governance have mixed to create new demanding situations for the Left: how you can do justice to valid claims for multiculturalism and democratization with out forsaking the Left's historic-and nonetheless indispensable-commitment to financial equality? tips to expand the certainty of injustice through including cultural and political insult to monetary damage? including Insult to damage tracks the talk sparked by way of Nancy Fraser's arguable attempt to mix redistribution, acceptance, and illustration in a brand new realizing of social justice. the quantity showcases Fraser's severe exchanges with best thinkers, together with Judith Butler, Richard Rorty, Iris Marion younger, Anne Phillips, and Rainer Frost. the result's a wide-ranging and from time to time contentious exploration of various ways to rebuilding the Left.

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Only this time it’s even more fun—because everybody knows who wins! —Larry Schweikart COLD OPEN On the Campaign Trail: Las Vegas Joel Pollak OCTOBER 19, 2016 The air shimmers in the high desert heat above the asphalt esplanade of the Las Vegas Strip. In the distance stands the golden massif of the Trump International Hotel, commanding the very center of the boulevard—an optical illusion created by the fact that the road curves to the right as it heads toward downtown, while the tower is set just far enough from the prime property of the Strip to dominate the skyline, regardless.

His Democratic Party opponent had not just the active support of a sitting president touted for his high public approval numbers but also the endorsements of every wing of the Democrat coalition, which in sheer voter registrations outnumbered the Republicans. And Trump had to beat not only Clinton but three other smaller-party candidates as well. All of this came despite the fact that his own party wasn’t solidly behind him—with powerful Republican office-holders offering tepid and wavering support, at best, and #NeverTrump intellectuals churning out daily articles for venerable conservative magazines.

What gives the Clinton campaign the momentum it enjoys—in spite of empty halls, canned questions, and public fatigue—is outrage at Donald Trump, especially his comments about women, Muslims, and illegal aliens from Mexico. Democrats have used those comments to drive voter registration among all three of those groups, and to present their party as the vehicle for the aspirations of these three groups, in a coalition largely bound by tired identity politics. Clinton has no achievements of which to speak—or, at least, to speak honestly.

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