After Postmodernism: Reactionary Tribalism1

@article{Antonio2000AfterPR,
  title={After Postmodernism: Reactionary Tribalism1},
  author={Robert J. Antonio},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2000},
  volume={106},
  pages={40 - 87}
}
Revived Weimar‐era “radical conservatism” and fresh “New Right” and “paleoconservative” theories offer a radical cultural critique of global capitalism and liberal democracy. Expressing a broader retribalization and perceived failure of modernization, their defense of communal particularity attacks the multicultural nation‐state, liberal rights, and universal citizenship. This essay links reactionary tribalism to a recurrent 20th‐century theoretical tendency, the “total critique of modernity”—a… 
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