Intimate strangers: Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse

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Hannah Arendt, Herbert Marcuse, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Edward Said each steered major intellectual and political schools of thought in American political discourse after World War II, yet none of them was American, which proved crucial to their ways of arguing and reasoning both in and out of the American context. In an effort to convince their audiences they were American enough, these thinkers deployed deft rhetorical strategies that made their cosmopolitanism feel acceptable, inspiring radical new approaches to longstanding problems in American politics. Speaking like natives, they also exploited their foreignness to entice listeners to embrace alternative modes of thought. Intimate Strangers unpacks this "stranger ethos," a blend of detachment and involvement that manifested in the persona of a prophet for Solzhenitsyn, an impartial observer for Arendt, a mentor for Marcuse, and a victim for Said. Yet despite its many successes, the stranger ethos did alienate many audiences, and critics continue to dismiss these thinkers not for their positions but because of their foreign point of view. This book encourages readers to reject this kind of critical xenophobia, throwing support behind a political discourse that accounts for the ideals of citizens and noncitizens alike.
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Arendt, Hannah, -- 1906-1975
Arendt, Hannah, -- 1906-1975 -- Influence
Electronic books
History
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Intellectual life
Intellectuals
Intellectuals -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Marcuse, Herbert, -- 1898-1979
Marcuse, Herbert, -- 1898-1979 -- Influence
Politics and culture
Politics and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Rhetoric -- Political aspects
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Said, Edward W
Said, Edward W. -- Influence
Solzhenit͡syn, Aleksandr Isaevich, -- 1918-2008
Solzhenit͡syn, Aleksandr Isaevich, -- 1918-2008 -- Influence
United States
United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
title_displayIntimate strangers : Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse
title_fullIntimate strangers : Arendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse / Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
title_shortIntimate strangers
title_subArendt, Marcuse, Solzhenitsyn, and Said in American political discourse
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History
Influence
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Intellectual life
Intellectuals
Marcuse, Herbert
Political aspects
Politics and culture
Rhetoric
Said, Edward W
Solzhenit͡syn, Aleksandr Isaevich