Actors on an Empty Stage

Actors on an Empty Stage

Achieving Our Country:
Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America
by Richard Rorty
Harvard University Press, 1998 159 pp $18.95M

On behalf of countless readers whose reaction to most left academic writing over the past two decades has increasingly been not so much either agreement or disagreement as an overpowering sense of So what?, the eminent philosopher Richard Rorty has composed a marvelous philippic against the entrenched irrelevence of much of the American left.

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