The New Class Conflict
by Joel Kotkin

Now available for pre-order!
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.

 
Attention Students!
The 2014 Telos Student Essay Competition

Telos Press is pleased to announce the 2014 Telos student essay competition, inviting graduate students and post-graduate researchers in the humanities to tell the world about their work. The competition offers young scholars the opportunity to be published in one of the leading international interdisciplinary journals.

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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.
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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Looking beyond Left and Right: Joel Kotkin on the Changing Dynamics of Class

By Telos Press

In his forthcoming book The New Class Conflict, Joel Kotkin explores how the familiar social and political categories of the twentieth century—left and right, liberal and conservative—no longer correspond to the emerging divisions of the present day. Kotkin's analysis insead focuses on the ascendency of two classes: the tech Oligarchy, based in Silicon Valley; and the Clerisy, which includes much . . . (continue reading)

Joel Kotkin and the New American Feudalism

By Telos Press

At the National Review Online, Fred Bauer explores the rise of neofeudalism in American society, and in doing so he draws explicitly on the writings of Joel Kotkin, whose forthcoming book The New Class Crisis will be published by Telos Press on September 1. Pre-order your copy of The New Class Crisis today, and we will ship it as soon as . . . (continue reading)

Carl Schmitt on the Source of the Tragic

By Linas Jokubaitis

In "The Source of the Tragic," Carl Schmitt developed an original interpretation of The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark rooted in his sociological understanding of the relationship between art and contemporary politics in Shakespeare's tragedy. According to the German jurist, one can fully understand and appreciate this masterpiece only by taking into consideration the concrete political situation at the . . . (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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