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Simon Mussell

condition of harmony’, Gray cites a whole host of examples, from the extreme to the mainstream, which include the Jacobin ‘terror’, Stalinism, Nazism, the unsuccessful attempt to engineer a market economy in post-​Soviet Russia, as well as the neo-​conservatism of George W. Bush and the United States’s recent foreign policy initiatives in light of the so-​called ‘war on terror’.15 According to Gray’s account, all these phenomena were utopian in nature on the grounds of their patent impossibility, and as a result they were destined to fail. Conditions were simply not

in Critical theory and feeling
Towards a selective tradition
Paul K. Jones

influence, especially as mobilized during the most recent populist surges. George Clooney's 2005 cinematic reconstruction of the Murrow/McCarthy encounter, Goodnight and Good Luck , bookends the film with extracts from the ‘lights in a box’ speech. Clooney's film was designed in part to prick the conscience of contemporary commercial television journalism, most notably in the wake of widespread criticism that investigative challenges had not been brought to bear on the George W. Bush administration's case for war against Iraq. Clooney's film largely escaped the charge of

in Critical theory and demagogic populism