Germany and Iran:
From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold
by Matthias Küntzel

Available November 1.
Matthias Küntzel’s Germany and Iran examines the history of the special relationship between Germany and the Islamic Republic of Iran, from its origins at the start of the last century to the ongoing controversy over Iran’s nuclear program. Drawing on new archival findings from Washington, DC, and Berlin, Küntzel traces the underpinnings of that relationship, which has survived every war, catastrophe, and revolution.
The 2015 Telos Conference
Universal History, Philosophical History,
and the Fate of Humanity
February 14–15, 2015
New York, NY

The 2015 Telos Conference will consider the project of universal history, its historical and philosophical basis, its viability in an age of globalization, its relation to universal values and human rights, and the aspects of modernity that would need to be addressed by universal history, such as science, technology, capitalism, ecology, and mass media.
The New Class Conflict
by Joel Kotkin

In ways not seen since the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century, America is becoming a nation of increasingly sharply divided classes. Joel Kotkin’s The New Class Conflict shows how the rise of a high-tech oligarchy, along with academia, the media, and the government bureaucracy, is creating a new class order, largely at the expense of the middle class.
 
Telos 168 · Fall 2014
The West: Its Past and Its Prospects

Far more than a geographical term, the West is a name given to lineages of thought from antiquity to the modern world. In cultural and political debates, Western values are invoked that are linked historically to a deep tradition specifically dedicated to desiderata such as freedom and individual dignity. As the competition between East and West reemerges as the defining feature of world affairs, a broad discussion of the West, its past and its prospects, is urgently needed.
Read Russell A. Berman's introduction to Telos 168 here.
 
The Forest Passage
by Ernst Jünger

Ernst Jünger’s The Forest Passage explores the possibility of resistance: how the independent thinker can withstand and oppose the power of the omnipresent state. No matter how extensive the technologies of surveillance become, the forest can shelter the rebel, and the rebel can strike back against tyranny. Jünger’s manifesto is a defense of freedom against the pressure to conform to political manipulation and artificial consensus.
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The Judeo-Christian Tradition in the Development and Continuing Evolution of the Western Synthesis

By Mary Frances McKenna

In this article, I focus on the impact on modern Western thinking, ideas, and engagement with the world of the loss of the assumption of a creator, or an intelligent ordering agent, in conjunction with the emphasis on detail in preference to the whole in modern thought. I begin by discussing some of the critical dynamics contributed by Jerusalem, Athens, . . . (continue reading)

Susanna Rizzo on the History and Future of European Identity

By Telos Press

In this video from the 2014 Telos in Europe Conference, Susanna Rizzo discusses her work on the complex history of the idea of Europe, how it has been shaped by discourses about place and the other, and then considers what the future will be for an increasingly pluralized Europe in which the notion of European identity has been reformulated.  . . . (continue reading)

Benjamin Martin on European Culture against European Civilization

By Telos Press

In this video from the 2014 Telos in Europe Conference, Benjamin Martin talks about his research on the idea of European culture, arguing that its emergence among intellectuals after World War I and its subsequent embrace by the Nazis and Italian Fascists serves as a cautionary historical lesson.  . . . (continue reading)

From the Publisher's Desk

Telos has always celebrated rejuvenation and renewal, and in recent years we’ve embraced that change in a variety of ways. We’ve taken Telos online and digitized our full forty-four year archive, allowing institutional subscribers from around the world to access the journal over the Internet. We’ve created a regular conference series in New York City and another more recently in Europe, which have brought together an increasing number of scholars to discuss today’s critical issues in politics and philosophy . . . (continue reading)

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