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Power and the Idealists : Or, the Passion of Joschka Fischer and Its Aftermath - 07 edition

Power and the Idealists : Or, the Passion of Joschka Fischer and Its Aftermath (ISBN10: 0393330214; ISBN13: 9780393330212)
ISBN13: 978-0393330212
ISBN10: 0393330214

Summary: The student uprisings of 1968 erupted not only in America but also across Europe, expressing a distinct generational attitude about politics, the corrupt nature of democratic capitalism, and the evil of military interventions. Yet, thirty-five years later, many in that radical generation had come into conventional positions of power: among them Bill Clinton (who reportedly stayed up all night reading this book) and Joschka Fischer, foreign minister of Germany. During a 1970s street p
rotest, Fischer was photographed beating a cop to the ground; during the 1990s, he was supporting Clinton in a NATO-led military intervention in the Balkans. Paul Berman, writer in residence at New York University
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Summary: The student uprisings of 1968 erupted not only in America but also across Europe, expressing a distinct generational attitude about politics, the corrupt nature of democratic capitalism, and the evil of military interventions. Yet, thirty-five years later, many in that radical generation had come into conventional positions of power: among them Bill Clinton (who reportedly stayed up all night reading this book) and Joschka Fischer, foreign minister of Germany. During a 1970s street protest, Fischer was photographed beating a cop to the ground; during the 1990s, he was supporting Clinton in a NATO-led military intervention in the Balkans. Paul Berman, writer in residence at New York University ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Year Published: 2007
International: No



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