Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism


  • Derek Hrynyshyn


The electoral success of challenges to principles of liberal tolerance in recent years surely calls out for a thorough rethinking of how our democracies work. This collection of essays is a welcome reminder that political theory can be an important part of that rethinking. Jeremiah Morelock has assembled a set of discussions here that makes a valuable contribution to our efforts to understand where the political world is headed. Its 10 essays, some written by well known scholars such as Douglas Kellner, Stephen Eric Bronner, and Christian Fuchs combine insights from the work of the Frankfurt School with explanations of concrete political developments in the contemporary era, and provide an important foundation for further explanatory work.