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Politics without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century by Tracy B. Strong (review)

Politics without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century by Tracy B. Strong... BOOK REVIEWS | 457 significance of Nietzsche’s work. Nietzsche emerges as a p hilosopher not only who belongs to the canon, but whose insights into human psychology also still prove precious. NO TE My thanks to Paul Katsafanas for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this review. Tracy B. Strong, Politics without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 406 pp. ISBN: 9780226104294. Paper, $29.00. Reviewed by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker, Rutgers University e n Th otion that modernity entails the loss of authoritative grounds has become a piece of conventional wisdom in contemporary political philosophy. In Politics without Vision, Tracy Strong oer ff s a new perspec- tive on this notion by identifying a unique tradition in twentieth-century political thought. His cast includes Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, Carl Schmitt, Martin Heidegger, and Hannah Arendt. With the insightfulness that characterizes much of his scholarship, Strong sheds new light on the familiar and per - suasively draws connections that would otherwise seem farfetched. This is because he eyes a grand theme, while remaining attentive to nuances. With a nod to the late Sheldon Wolin’s classic Politics http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Nietzsche Studies Penn State University Press

Politics without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century by Tracy B. Strong (review)

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Abstract

BOOK REVIEWS | 457 significance of Nietzsche’s work. Nietzsche emerges as a p hilosopher not only who belongs to the canon, but whose insights into human psychology also still prove precious. NO TE My thanks to Paul Katsafanas for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this review. Tracy B. Strong, Politics without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 406 pp. ISBN: 9780226104294. Paper, $29.00. Reviewed by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker, Rutgers University e n Th otion that modernity entails the loss of authoritative grounds has become a piece of conventional wisdom in contemporary political philosophy. In Politics without Vision, Tracy Strong oer ff s a new perspec- tive on this notion by identifying a unique tradition in twentieth-century political thought. His cast includes Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Max Weber, Sigmund Freud, Vladimir Lenin, Carl Schmitt, Martin Heidegger, and Hannah Arendt. With the insightfulness that characterizes much of his scholarship, Strong sheds new light on the familiar and per - suasively draws connections that would otherwise seem farfetched. This is because he eyes a grand theme, while remaining attentive to nuances. With a nod to the late Sheldon Wolin’s classic Politics

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The Journal of Nietzsche StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Nov 22, 2017

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