Franklin

From the Bronx to Oxford and not quite back / Norman Birnbaum.

Author/Creator:
Birnbaum, Norman, author.
Publication:
Washington, DC : Vellum, an imprint of New Academia Publishing, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 721 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Birnbaum, Norman.
Sociologists -- Biography.
College teachers -- Biography.
College teachers.
Sociologists.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
"This book is a contribution to the history of the Cold War, Dr. Birnbaum having been a very audible critic of US policy. Even more, it is a study of the role of ideas in politics, and of the adventures and misadventures of three generations of public intellectuals in Europe and the US. The author, now the senior member of the Editorial Board of The Nation, was a founding editor of New Left Review, a member of the Editorial Board of Partisan Review, and a contributor to Trans-Atlantic debate. He is particularly proud of having been barred from the German Democratic Republic in 1986 for assisting some of the dissidents who eventually ended the regime. Dr. Birnbaum?s direct experience of public affairs includes an appointment as Consultant, National Security Council, and advisory roles with the United Auto Workers and Senator Edward Kennedy. He has also been an advisor to the German Trade Union Federation and the Green and Social Democratic Parties, to the French Socialist Party and Spanish Socialist Party, and to the Secretariat for Non-Believers of the Holy See. "--Amazon.
Contents:
The Bronx
Williams College
and a different New York
Return to Williams
Harvard in various forms
Revision Germany
London, part I
London, part II
Oxford, part I
Interim I: the beginnings of a long farewell to Europe
Return to New York
Amherst
The US again
Transatlantic politics
Germans to a different front
My DDR adventure: walled out
or, why I could not visit Stalinism by subway
A routine-ization of history
Georgetown Law Center: a welcoming academic home
The end of a century.
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0998643351
9780998643359
9780998643342
0998643343
OCLC:
1012798916
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