Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust / Edition 1

Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust / Edition 1

by Ira Katznelson
ISBN-10:
0231111959
ISBN-13:
9780231111959
Pub. Date:
08/04/2004
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

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Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust / Edition 1

In this major intellectual history, Ira Katznelson examines the works of Hannah Arendt, Robert Dahl, Richard Hofstadter, Harold Lasswell, Charles Lindblom, Karl Polanyi, and David Truman, detailing their engagement with the larger project of reclaiming the West's moral bearing.

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ISBN-13: 9780231111959
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/04/2004
Series: Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
1. Beyond Common Measure
2. The Origins of Dark Times
3. A Seminar on the State
4. A New Objectivity
Index

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E. J. Dionne

Brilliant... an event not only in the history of ideas, but in our own history, too.

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Brilliant... an event not only in the history of ideas, but in our own history, too.

Saskia Sassen

The larger intellectual and normative project in this brilliant book is to revise and extend the legacies of Enlightenment thought so as to help us confront war and violence.... Today, when we once again face a period of desolations and a new type of total war, Katznelson's book assumes a whole new importance.

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