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Dreams of peace and freedom : utopian moments in the twentieth century

Author: J M Winter
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the wake of the monstrous projects of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and others in the twentieth century, the idea of utopia has been discredited. Yet, historian Jay Winter suggests, alongside the "major utopians" who murdered millions in their attempts to transform the world were disaparate groups of individuals trying to imagine a radically better world. This book focuses on some of the twentieth century's "minor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Winter
ISBN: 0300106653 9780300106657 9780300126020 0300126026 9780300106657
OCLC Number: 65207048
Description: x, 261 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Minor utopias and the visionary temperament --
1. 1900 : The face of humanity and visions of peace --
2. 1919 : Perpetual war/perpetual peace --
3. 1937 : Illuminations --
4. 1948 : Human rights --
5. 1968 : Liberation --
6. 1992 : Global citizenship --
Epilogue : An alternative history of the twentieth century --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jay Winter.
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Focuses on some of the twentieth-century's 'minor utopias' whose stories, overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust and the Gulag, suggest that the future need not be as catastrophic as the past.  Read more...

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"Winter has done it again: this book promises to define the field in the same way that his meditations on the cultural history of warfare have already done."--Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College, London Read more...

 
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