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From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship

Author: Paul Hollander
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, political dictators were not only popular in their own countries, but were also admired by numerous highly educated and idealistic Western intellectuals. The objects of this political hero-worship included Benito Mussolini, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro and more recently Hugo Chavez, among others. This book seeks to understand the sources of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Hugo Cha??vez Fri??as; Benito Mussolini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hollander
ISBN: 9781107071032 1107071038 9781107415072 1107415071
OCLC Number: 962547798
Description: xii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: intellectuals and politics --
Mussolini, fascism and intellectuals --
Hitler, nazism and intellectuals --
Stalin, Rakosi, Soviet communism and intellectuals --
Castro, Che Guevara, and their western admirers --
Western intellectuals, Mao's China and Cambodia under Pol Pot --
Other dictators and their admirers in more recent times --
Conclusions: the personal and the political.
Responsibility: Paul Hollander, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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In this provocative new book, Paul Hollander seeks to explain the appeal of dictators to idealistic intellectuals, and demonstrates the circumstances conducive to the rise of dictatorship and  Read more...

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