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By Eileen A. Joy, Myra J. Seaman, Kimberly Bell, Mary K. Ramsey, Michael Uebel

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 The essays accrued during this quantity show that, whilst convinced medieval and modern cultural texts are put along one another, comparable to a fourteenth-century penitential guide and the truth tv express Survivor, they demonstrate sure mentalities and social stipulations that persist over lengthy periods of time. a number of of the essays handle openly political matters, corresponding to political torture and suicide terrorism, whereas different essays attend to a number of the ways that definite “real-life” fictions and cultural entertainments have continually overdetermined our figuring out of background, our present second, and ourselves.

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6. See Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man (New York: Free Press, 1992), which has been described by Louis Menand as “a meditation on world history—via the influential lectures of the French-Russian philosopher Alexandre Kojève, given in Paris in the nineteen-thirties—in the tradition of Hegel, Marx, and Weber”: “Breaking Away: Francis Fukuyama and the Neoconservatives,” The New Yorker, 27 March 2006: 84 [82–84]. It should be noted that Fukuyama sees this “triumph” of Western liberalism as having occurred mainly in the world of ideas, and, as such, has yet to conquer fully the material world.

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