The Vestibule of Hell: Why Left and Right Have Never Made Sense in Politics and Life

The Vestibule of Hell: Why Left and Right Have Never Made Sense in Politics and Life

by Hugh Davis Graham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773732858
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 04/01/2001
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part 1Unity15
1Oneness: Enlightened and Ancient17
2Division: The King's Right Hand, the Hunter's Left33
3Logos: The Paris Quarter and the Flux of Heraclitus51
4Polarity: Being and Not Being a Jacobin67
5Symmetry: The Republic of Terror and Plato's Republic83
6Singularity: Bonaparte, Aeneas, and the Power of the Past96
7Asymmetry: Labour, Slaves, and Paupers in England and Rome113
8Universality: Time and Order130
Part 2Mixture147
9Marginality: Romanticism and Gnosticism149
10Perfection: Marx and Christ165
11Secession: Anarchists and Heretics178
12Totality: Lenin and Augustine190
13Barbarism: Totalitarian, Millenarian202
14Liberty: Capitalism and the Rise of the Prince218
15Atomization: Protestants and Americans233
Part 3Separation249
16Culmination: Cold Wars and Witch Hunts251
17Dissonance: Three Worlds or a Kantian Universe?270
18Power: Beheading Marx, Decapitating Louis286
19Fragmentation: The Deconstruction of Hiram301
20Community: The City Block and the Cosmos315
Notes327
Index363

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