On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society

On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society

by Gertrude Himmelfarb
     
 

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In these provocative essays, one of our most distinguished historians looks into the abyss of the present. Himmelfarb exposes the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of some of our most fashionable current ideas--and shows how the vogue for historical structuralism has made it possible to trivialize the tragedy of the Holocaust.

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In these provocative essays, one of our most distinguished historians looks into the abyss of the present. Himmelfarb exposes the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of some of our most fashionable current ideas--and shows how the vogue for historical structuralism has made it possible to trivialize the tragedy of the Holocaust.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307773081
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,146,817
File size:
2 MB

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