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 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.
 
The Forest Passage
by Ernst Jünger

Now available!
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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Timothy Luke Receives the American Political Science Association's Career Achievement Award

By Telos Press

Congratulations to our own Tim Luke on receiving the American Political Science Association's Charles A. McCoy Career Achievement Award, in honor of his many outstanding accomplishments as a writer, teacher, and activist. First starting with Telos as an intern back in 1975, Tim has been with the journal ever since, serving as an Associate Editor from the early 1980s on . . . (continue reading)

Call for Papers: The 2015 Telos Conference in New York City (Deadline Extended!)

By Telos Press

On February 14–15, 2015, the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute will hold its annual conference in New York City. The theme of the conference will be "Universal History, Philosophical History, and the Fate of Humanity." The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until October 20, so if you missed last week's deadline but still wish to present a paper, send your abstract . . . (continue reading)

The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute: Critical Theory for Practical Problems

By The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute

Earlier this month, the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute hosted its second Telos in Europe conference, focusing on "The Idea of Europe," in L'Aquila, Italy, and we will be posting a number of papers from the conference in the coming weeks on this blog. In the meantime, we would like to take a moment to share with you the Institute's mission, activities, . . . (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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