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Political pilgrims : Western intellectuals in search of the good society

Author: Paul Hollander
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction, 1997
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 4. ed.View all editions and formats
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Hvad var det, der får kendte vestlige intellektuelle til at beundre forskellige kommunistiske systemer og forkaste deres egne landes liberale? Hvorfor søge idealer i fjerne, ikke så godt kendte, lande?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Hollander
ISBN: 1560009543 9781560009542
OCLC Number: 473016119
Description: c, 526 s.
Contents: Indhold: Introduction to the Transaction edition : the durable significance of the political pilgrimage ; Themes ; Intellectuals, politics, and motality ; The first wave of estrangement : the 1930s ; The appeals of Soviet society : the first pilgrimage ; The rejection of Western society in the 1960s and 70s ; New horizons : revolutionary Cuba and the discovery of The third world ; The pilgrimage to China : old dreams in a new setting ; The techniques of hospitality : a summery . Conclusions concerning the nature of intellectuals, estrangement, and its consequences.
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Hvad var det, der får kendte vestlige intellektuelle til at beundre forskellige kommunistiske systemer og forkaste deres egne landes liberale? Hvorfor søge idealer i fjerne, ikke så godt kendte, lande?

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