600 pages • Publisher University Of Minnesota Press
Translated by Michael Eldred
Foreword by Andreas Huyssen
A philosophical treatise which finds cynicism the dominant mode in contemporary culture.
Upon its publication in Germany in 1983, this author’s book stirred both critical acclaim and consternation, attracting a wide readership. He finds cynicism the dominant mode in contemporary culture, in personal and institutional settings; his book is both a history of the impulse and an investigation of its role today, among those whose earlier hopes for social change have crumbled and faded away.