The Dawn of Universal History: Selected Essays from a Witness to the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

The Dawn of Universal History: Selected Essays from a Witness to the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Raymond Aron, Tony Judt, Barbara Bray, Barbara Bray, Tony Judt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465004083

ISBN-13: 9780465004089

Pub. Date: 08/19/2003

Publisher: Basic Books

In this collection of newly translated essays, philosopher and sociologist Raymond Aron chronicles the twentieth century with the authority of an active participant. Combining objectivity with incisive questioning, Aron's reading of movements and people reminds us of what was really at stake. Whether charting the rise of Fascism and Marxism and their respective

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In this collection of newly translated essays, philosopher and sociologist Raymond Aron chronicles the twentieth century with the authority of an active participant. Combining objectivity with incisive questioning, Aron's reading of movements and people reminds us of what was really at stake. Whether charting the rise of Fascism and Marxism and their respective descents into totalitarianism, or the United States's role as the world's last remaining superpower, Aron was a nondogmatic thinker who emphasized realism over any devotion to theory. The result is history that is less concerned about where it falls on the political spectrum than about getting it right.

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ISBN-13:
9780465004089
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/19/2003
Edition description:
First Paperback Edition
Pages:
518
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.32(d)

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