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The Twilight of the Intellectuals Culture and Politics in the Era of the Cold War by Hilton Kramer

The Twilight of the Intellectuals Culture and Politics in the Era of the Cold War


The Twilight of the Intellectuals Culture and Politics in the Era of the Cold War by Hilton Kramer

In these provocative and engaging writings, Mr. Kramer explores, in effect, the intellectual history of the cold war and its divisive impact on our politics and culture. Tracing the critical debate over communism and modernism, he surveys the writers who were in the forefront of that debate and the issues that animated their criticism and controversies. An honest, unsparing, and often devastating analysis. -Kirkus Reviews.


Kramer has a gift for writing about the history of ideas...a model of narrative, clarity, and brio. -- Gregory Wolfe First Things An honest, unsparing and often devastating analysis...The Cold War was a war, and Kramer is scarred, but few fought it with more honor, consistency, and moral passion. Kirkus Reviews Trenchant and powerfully argued. -- Michael J. Lewis COMMENTARY An important book...a series of brilliant estimates. -- Kenneth S. Lynn The Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Hilton Kramer is editor of The New Criterion and author of The Age of the Avant-Garde and The Revenge of the Philistines. He is also art critic of the New York Observer.

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Publication date

5th September 2000


Hilton Kramer

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Ivan R Dee, Inc


398 pages


International relations
History of ideas
Political structure & processes
History of the Americas
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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