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The Naked Communist: Cold War Modernism and the Politics of Popular Culture

Roland Végső

Abstract

The book argues that the political ideologies of modernity were determined in a fundamental manner by four basic figures: the world, the enemy, the secret, and the catastrophe. While the “world” names the totality that functioned as the ultimate horizon of modern political imagination, the three other figures define the necessary limits of this totality by reflecting on the limits of representation. Although the four figures have formed a number of different historical constellations, the book highlights their enduring presence in the modern imagination through the detailed analysis of one con ... More

Keywords: Anti-Communism, Aesthetic Ideology, Modernism, Popular Culture, World, Enemy, Catastrophe, Secrecy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823245567
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823245567.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roland Végső, author
University of Nebraska- Lincoln

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