Totalitarianism and the Prospects for World Order: Closing the Door on the Twentieth Century

Totalitarianism and the Prospects for World Order: Closing the Door on the Twentieth Century

by Aleksandras Shtromas
     
 

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Concentration camp survivor, former Marxist-Leninist and Lithuanian patriot, Aleksandras Shtromas devoted his life to understanding totalitarianism and political change. He was a remarkably prescient thinker and is probably best known for his prediction of the fall of the Soviet Union, forecast at a time when the mighty empire seemed almost invincible. This

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Concentration camp survivor, former Marxist-Leninist and Lithuanian patriot, Aleksandras Shtromas devoted his life to understanding totalitarianism and political change. He was a remarkably prescient thinker and is probably best known for his prediction of the fall of the Soviet Union, forecast at a time when the mighty empire seemed almost invincible. This posthumous collection of writings, edited by Robert Faulkner and Daniel J. Mahoney, addresses some of the topics that preoccupied Shtromas throughout his life, including totalitarian regimes, postcommunist transitions, the fates of the Baltic states, and the nature of political revolutions. Readers of Totalitarianism and the Prospects for World Order: Closing the Door on the Twentieth Century will encounter not just a learned and impressive scholar, but also a great man who confronted monstrous evils in his lifetime.

Editorial Reviews

Political Studies Review
This collection does justice to the intellectual legacy of one of the pre-emiinent thinkers of the twentieth century.
The Russian Review
Totalitarianism and the Prospects for World Order is...an impressive intellectual autobiography of a very interesting man. For those wishing to explore his work further, the book concludes with a complete bibliography. Alexander Shtromas's insight, scholarship, and defense of human rights and human dignity will be missed by the profession.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739105337
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
09/24/2003
Series:
Applications of Political Theory Series
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.71(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Mahoney is Associate Professor of Politics at Assumption College, and the author of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Ascent from Ideology. Robert Faulkner is Professor of Political Science at Boston College, and has written extensively on Political Philosophy and early American history.

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