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Bourgeois liberty and the politics of fear : from absolutism to neo-conservatism

Author: Marc Mulholland
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1842 Heinrich Heine, the German poet, wrote that the bourgeoisie, 'obsessed by a nightmare apprehension of disaster' and 'an instinctive dread of communism', were driven against their better instincts into tolerating absolutist government. Theirs was a 'politics motivated by fear'. Over the next 150 years, the middle classes were repeatedly accused of betraying liberty for fear of 'red revolution'. The failure of  Read more...
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History
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Mulholland, Marc, 1971-
Bourgeois liberty and the politics of fear.
Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2012
(OCoLC)792885926
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Mulholland
ISBN: 9780191632761 0191632767 9780199653577 0199653577 9781283577229 1283577224
OCLC Number: 808609795
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 400 pages)
Contents: Absolutism and Transformation in England --
Revolution, Restoration, and Reform --
Holding Back the Tide --
The Turning-Point --
Liberalism and the State --
Bismarck, Liberalism, and Socialism --
Capitalism and Socialism --
Democracy and State-Power --
Revolution and the 'Dictatorship of the Proletariat' --
Communism and Fascism --
Popular Front and War --
Cold War and the Fear of Subversion --
The Pivot of '68: New Left and New Right --
The Demise of the 'Red Menace' --
Bright Bourgeois Morning.
Responsibility: Marc Mulholland.

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An examination of state-building, class conflicts, revolutions, and fear of revolutions from the English Civil War of the 1640s to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the Great Recession from 2008.  Read more...

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Immensely ambitious and a terrific achievement. * Mike Macnair, The Weekly Worker *

 
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