The New Class Conflict
by Joel Kotkin

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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.
Release date: September 1.
Telos 167 · Summer 2014
Are We Postsecular?

Critical theory inherited classical accounts of social change that linked modernization processes to secularization, yet these accounts have come under considerable pressure from a variety of directions. This issue of Telos asks about the end of the secularization thesis—“Are we postsecular?”—not only by examining contemporary philosophical accounts of religion but also by broadening the framework to include analyses of aspects of religion and politics in India.
Read Russell A. Berman's introduction to Telos 167 here.

The Forest Passage
by Ernst Jünger

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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.
Telos in Europe: The L'Aquila Conference
The Idea of Europe
September 5–8, 2014
L'Aquila, Italy

The focus of the conference is on the idea of Europe, which encompasses different conceptions and rival visions of what Europe is, could be, and should be. The conference organizers invite papers that address the complex dimension of this theme, whether in terms of Europe itself or Europe's ties with the rest of the world.
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The Vigilant Jew as an Annoyance: How Hamid Dabashi Misreads Adorno

By Dirk Braunstein

An article by Hamid Dabashi recently appeared in the online version of the English-language edition of Al Jazeera. Dabashi teaches Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where the exiled Frankfurt School thinkers Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno found refuge during the period of National Socialism. Dabashi quotes Adorno's 1949 thesis that it is barbaric to write poetry after . . . (continue reading)

Matthias Küntzel on Germany and Iran

By Telos Press

Telos Press author Matthias Küntzel was recently interviewed by the Times of Israel regarding a planned trade mission by the German Near and Middle East Association, or NUMOV, to Iran in December. Küntzel's forthcoming book, Germany and Iran: From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold, will be published by Telos Press in November.  . . . (continue reading)

Christian Cosmopolis, Bastion of All Believers: A Response to Joshua Ralston

By John Milbank and Adrian Pabst

We agree with Joshua Ralston that all forms of religious fundamentalism demand both universal and unconditional condemnation as well as regional and global responses to help all the victims—irrespective of their faith. We also agree with him that it is wrong to judge age-old religious traditions by modern secular, liberal standards and that essentialized notions distort complex cultural and historical . . . (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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