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

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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.
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The Ukraine Crisis and the Death of Europe

By Richard Sakwa

The following paper was presented at the recent Telos in Europe conference on "The Idea of Europe," held in L'Aquila, Italy, on September 5–8, 2014. The Ukraine crisis reflected the continuation in new forms of what used to be called the East-West conflict. After the end of the Cold War in 1989–91, as a result of Mikhail Gorbachev's attempt to reform . . . (continue reading)

Telos 168 (Fall 2014): The West: Its Past and Its Prospects

By Russell A. Berman

Telos 168 (Fall 2014) is now available for purchase in our store. This special issue of Telos investigates the concept of the West. Far more than a geographical term, in intellectual, philosophical, and cultural history, it has been common to speak of a Western tradition in order to name lineages of thought from antiquity to the modern world. In cultural . . . (continue reading)

The Commonwealth of Europe

By Adrian Pabst

The following paper was presented at the recent Telos in Europe conference on "The Idea of Europe," held in L'Aquila, Italy, on September 5–8, 2014. The continual crisis in Ukraine is perpetuating an East-West schism that was never overcome after the end of the Cold War. Even if there is no all-out war between the major powers involved in the Ukrainian . . . (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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