A Peculiar Sovereignty: Antifascist US Literature and the Liberal Warfare State

@article{Vincent2014APS,
  title={A Peculiar Sovereignty: Antifascist US Literature and the Liberal Warfare State},
  author={Jonathan Vincent},
  journal={American Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={361 - 383}
}
  • Jonathan Vincent
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • American Quarterly
  • This essay considers the changing role that US writers played in framing American involvement in the antifascist struggles of the mid-twentieth century, from the Spanish Civil War through World War II and its fallout. In phases that mark a shifting orientation toward political “futurity”—a general drift from left-wing to centrist to right-wing versions of the liberal freedom narrative—it traces literary culture’s investment in the evolution of the liberal warfare state and the rise of the… CONTINUE READING
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