Ideals and Ideologies: A Reader / Edition 5

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A compilation of original readings from a wide range of ideological visions-right, middle, left, and "unorthodox"-Ideals and Ideologies puts students directly in touch with the thinkers and the ideas that have shaped our world.

This new edition of Terence Ball and Richard Dagger's bestselling reader includes a generous sampling of key thinkers across various traditions, presented within the intellectual and political context in which the thinkers wrote. This reader is organized to work seamlessly with Ball and Dagger's companion textbook, Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal, together providing rigorous, comprehensive coverage of political ideologies and modern political thought.

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Editorial Reviews

A collection of original sources by major political thinkers, covering a range of political ideologies. Readings are arranged in sections on the concept of ideology, the democratic ideal, liberalism, conservatism, socialism and communism from Thomas More to Karl Marx, socialism and communism after Marx, fascism, liberation ideologies and the politics of identity, and green politics. New to this fourth edition are explanatory notes which translate foreign words, identify people and events, and supply historical context. There are also two new essays included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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“Far and away, Ball and Dagger provide the best introduction to political ideologies. They show how ideologies shape the way individuals understand the world and how thought and action are connected. Their books do not simply describe ideologies, but explain how they function–a real boon for those trying to teach political ideologies or trying to better understand them.”–Daniel I. O’Neill, University of Florida

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321159755
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/24/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Terence Ball is Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University.

Richard Dagger is Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Seventh Edition     ix
About the Editors     xi
Introduction     xiii
The Concept of Ideology     1
Terrell Carver-Ideology: The Career of a Concept     3
The Democratic Ideal     11
Euripides-Democracy and Despotism     14
Pericles-Funeral Oration     16
Aristotle-Democratic Judgment and the "Middling" Constitution     21
Niccolo Machiavelli-What's Wrong with Princely Rule?     26
John Adams-What Is a Republic?     30
Bill of Rights of the United States     36
Alexis de Tocqueville-Democracy and Equality     38
John Stuart Mill-Democratic Participation and Political Education     46
Danielle Allen-Democracy and the Power of Education     53
Liberalism     61
Thomas Hobbes-The State of Nature and the Basis of Obligation     64
John Locke-Toleration and Government     71
Thomas Paine-Government, Rights, and the Freedom of Generations     87
Declaration of Independence of the United States     91
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens     94
Adam Smith-Private Profit, Public Good     97
Immanuel Kant-Freedom and Enlightenment     100
John Stuart Mill-Liberty and Individuality     103
William Graham Sumner-According to the Fitness of Things     110
T. H. Green-Liberalism and Positive Freedom     114
Donald Allen-Paternalism vs. Democracy: A Libertarian View     118
Murray Rothbard-Libertarian Anarchism     123
Philip Selznick-The Communitarian Persuasion     127
Conservatism     133
Edmund Burke-Society, Reverence, and the "True Natural Aristocracy"     135
Joseph de Maistre-Conservatism as Reaction     142
William Wordsworth-The Poet as Conservative     146
Jose Ortega y Gasset-Revolt of the Masses     149
Michael Oakeshott-On Being Conservative     153
Robert H. Bork-Modern Liberalism and Cultural Decline     162
Irving Kristol-The Neoconservative Persuasion     170
James Dobson-Standing Strong in a Confused Culture     174
W. James Antle, III-The Conservative Crack-Up     183
Socialism and Communism: More to Marx     189
Thomas More-Utopia     191
Robert Owen-Address to the Inhabitants of New Lanark     198
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels-The Communist Manifesto     202
Karl Marx-On the Materialist Conception of History     215
Socialism and Communism After Marx     217
Eduard Bernstein-Evolutionary Socialism     220
V. I. Lenin-Revisionism, Imperialism, and Revolution     226
Leon Trotsky-The Permanent Revolution     239
Mao Zedong-On the People's Democratic Dictatorship     244
Mikhail Bakunin-Anarcho-Communism vs. Marxism     254
Emma Goldman-Anarchism: What It Really Stands For     257
Edward Bellamy-Looking Backward     266
Michael D. Yates-Can the Working Class Change the World?     276
Fascism     285
Joseph-Arthur de Gobineau-Civilization and Race     287
Benito Mussolini-The Doctrine of Fascism     294
Alfredo Rocco-The Political Theory of Fascism     302
Adolf Hitler-Nation and Race     308
Liberation Ideologies and the Politics of Identity     325
Martin Luther King Jr.-Letter from Birmingham Jail     328
Steve Biko-Black Consciousness and the Quest for a True Humanity     339
Mary Wollstonecraft-A Vindication of the Rights of Woman     345
Olympe de Gouges-Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen     350
Sarah Grimke-Letters on the Equality of the Sexes     353
Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions     361
Marilyn Frye-Oppression     365
John Corvino-Homosexuality: The Nature and Harm Arguments     374
Taiaiake Alfred-Indigenist Pathways of Action and Freedom     383
Gustavo Gutierrez-Liberation Theology     395
Peter Singer-All Animals Are Equal     401
Green Politics: Ecology as Ideology     413
Aldo Leopold-The Land Ethic     416
Wendell Berry-Getting Along with Nature     427
Dave Foreman-Putting the Earth First     435
Vandana Shiva-Women in Nature     441
Evangelical Climate Initiative-Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action     447
Radical Islamism     453
Sayyid Qutb-Milestones     456
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini-The Necessity for Islamic Government     461
Osama bin Laden and Others-Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders     468
Globalization and the Future of Ideology     471
John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge-The Hidden Promise of Globalization: Liberty Renewed     474
Patrick J. Buchanan-Globalization as Economic Treason     483

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