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

Now Available!
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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Popper, Adorno, and the Methodology Dispute

By Lukas Szrot

As Popper has written in several articles and his autobiography, he encountered Marxism as a young man in Austria around 1919. For two or three months he called himself a communist, but soon turned against the doctrine after the deaths of pro-communist demonstrators was justified with what Popper considered pseudo-scientific jargon. These events made him a fallibilist acutely aware of . . . (continue reading)

Primitivism as the New Opium for the Masses? Reading Zerzan Through Žižek

By Joseph van der Naald

Is humanity's need to control nature ultimately working against us? Are the modern ecological crises we face today the inevitable result of the accelerating technologization of society? Can we conclude that what appears to be widespread anomie, as evidenced, for example, by the now almost monthly school shootings in the United States, and the genocidal totalitarian regimes of the twentieth . . . (continue reading)

Adrian Pabst on Germany's Future, Twenty-Five Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall

By Telos Press

On The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Telos Associate Editor Adrian Pabst and others discuss the transformation of Germany since the Fall of the Berlin Wall, which took place twenty-five years ago this month, as well as Germany's future as a dominant political and economic force in Europe.  . . . (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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