September 22, 2006
'Ideology Instead of IdentityÂ â€” and a Lot More Extremism'
In his new book, the literary scholar Walter Benn Michaels argues that examinations of economic inequality should trump America's fascination with race and gender
Walter Benn Michaels, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been called one of the most influential Americanists of his generation. A leading figure in the New Historicism movement founded by his former colleague Stephen Greenblatt, Mr. Michaels has become well known — or notorious,