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

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

by Ira Katznelson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231111942
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/07/2003
Series: Leonard Hastings Schoff Lectures Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University. He is the author of many books, including Marxism and the City and the award-winning Liberalism's Crooked Circle: Letters to Adam Michnik. He has served as president of the Social Science History Association and of the Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association.

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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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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