Telos 170 · Spring 2015
Security and Liberalism

Telos 170 takes up the debate of the relation between liberalism and security from the perspectives of different disciplines, including literary studies, intellectual history, political theory, international relations, and sociology. The purpose of this interdisciplinary exchange is to provide a view of the scope of liberalism and security that extends beyond the current narrow debate of surveillance and the war on terror.
Read Russell A. Berman and Johannes Voelz's introduction to Telos 170 here.
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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.
Germany and Iran:
From the Aryan Axis to the Nuclear Threshold
by Matthias Küntzel

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 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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Jeffrey Herf on Günter Grass and Matthias Küntzel: Two Views of Iran

By Telos Press

Writing at the Times of Israel website, Jeffrey Herf discusses what Günter Grass refused to see about Iran—and why Matthias Küntzel, in his new book Germany and Iran, gets it right.  . . . (continue reading)

The Failure of the Body Politic

By Lewis West

In her exploration of Wittgenstein's elusive and scattered commentary on community, Chantal Bax notes the absence of an explicit understanding of community in the philosopher's work. Though Wittgenstein often invokes communal concepts, he rarely provides any details regarding the exact nature of a proper community, or the maintenance and governance a just society requires. Bax highlights the one place where . . . (continue reading)

Joel Kotkin: California Is So Over

By Telos Press

Writing at the Daily Beast, Joel Kotkin examines how the drought in California reflects the broader social and economic transformation of the state—and why current political policies that inhibit growth are to blame. Kotkin is the author The New Class Conflict, published by Telos Press Publishing and available for purchase in our store.  . . . (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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