The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the 20th Century

The World Turned Inside Out: American Thought and Culture at the End of the 20th Century

James Livingston


the area grew to become within Out explores American proposal and tradition within the formative second of the late-20th century within the aftermath of the fabled Sixties. the general argument here's that the developments and sensibilities we go along with that previous second of upheaval decisively formed highbrow agendas and cultural practices—from the all-volunteer military to the caricature politics of Disney movies—in the Eighties and 90s. by way of this accounting, the so-called Reagan Revolution was once not just, or perhaps ordinarily, a conservative occasion. via an identical accounting, the Left, having seized the commanding heights of upper schooling, used to be by no means at risk of wasting the so-called tradition wars. on the finish of the 20 th century, the argument is going, the united states used to be less conservative than it were in 1975. The e-book takes supply-side economics and "South Park" both heavily. It treats Freddy Kreuger, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Ronald Reagan as related cultural icons.

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