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The monarchy of fear : a philosopher looks at our political crisis / Martha C. Nussbaum.

Author/creator Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Info New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxviii, 249 pages ; 21 cm
Subject(s)
Contents Fear, early and powerful -- Anger, child of fear -- Fear-driven disgust : the politics of exclusion -- Envy's empire -- A toxic brew : sexism and misogyny -- Hope, love, vision.
Abstract "From one of the world's most celebrated moral philosophers, an examination of the current political crisis. In The Monarchy of Fear Martha C. Nussbaum--an acclaimed scholar and humanist--analyzes the political standoff that has polarized American life since the 2016 presidential election and focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked: the political is always emotional. Globalization, automation, and the rising costs of higher education have produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of American people. Related issues trouble European unity. That sense of powerlessness and a pervasive underlying fear of change bubble into resentment and blame: of immigrants, Muslims, those of other races, and cultural elites. While this politics of blame played a role in the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum--confusingly intertwined, however, with reasonable arguments aiming at greater justice. She argues that retribution is always a bad response to fear and articulates a politics of constructive work and hope. Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles our web of emotions and provides a road map of where to go next."--Dust jacket.
Abstract Globalization, automation, and the rising costs of higher education have produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of American people. That sense of powerlessness and a pervasive underlying fear of change bubble into resentment and blame: of immigrants, Muslims, those of other races, and cultural elites. While this politics of blame played a role in the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum. She analyzes the political standoff that has polarized American life since the 2016 presidential election and focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked: the political is always emotional. -- adapted from jacket
General note"July 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Issued in other formOnline version: Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- author. Monarchy of fear New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018 9781501172502
Genre/formNonfiction.
LCCN 2017049444
ISBN9781501172496 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN1501172492 hardcover alkaline paper
ISBN9781501172519
ISBN1501172514
Standard identifier# 40028316404

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