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Political power and personal freedom : critical studies in democracy, communism, and civil rights

Author: Sidney Hook
Publisher: New York : Criterion Books, [1959] ©1959
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989.
Political power and personal freedom.
New York, Criterion Books [1959]
(DLC) 59006126
(OCoLC)493687
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Hook
OCLC Number: 589610877
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 462 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The philosophical heritage of the Atlantic democracies --
Democracy or republic? --
Are there two kinds of democracy? --
The justifications of democracy --
Bread, freedom, and free enterprise --
Democracy as a philosophy of history --
The degradation of the word --
Democracy and desegregation --
Appendix: Justice Harlan's dissent in the Civil Rights Cases of 1883 --
The conflict between the communist and democratic philosophies --
Historical determinism and political fiat in Soviet Communism --
The individual in a totalitarian society --
Science and dialectical materialism --
The literature of political disillusionment --
The psychology yof the "fellow-traveler" --
Appendices: A. Letter to Thomas Mann. B. Letter from A.J. Carlson --
Ideological espionage. Appendix: Statement of Harry Gold --
The problem of the ex-communist. The fall of the town of Usher : a political fantasy --
Security and freedom. Appendix: Security measures for civil servants in England --
Liberalism and the law --
The fallacies of ritualistic liberalism --
The ethics of employment --
Academic freedom and academic integrity. Appendices: A. Letter from Dr. Ralph Fuchs. B.A reply to Professor Fuchs. C.A dissent by Arthur O. Lovejoy --
Academic freedom in the United States : two views --
The challenge to freedom --
Karl Marx in llimbo --
Socialism and freedom : a criticism of Sidney Hook by Max Eastman --
Socialism without utopia : a rejoinder to Max Eastman --
The nature and sources of fascism --
Hitlerism : a non-metaphysical view --
The strategy of political warfare --
Socialism and the prospects of liberation --
A foreign policy for freedom and survival. Appendices: A.A reply by Bertrand Russell. B.A rejoinder to Bertrand Russell. C.A counter-reply by Bertrand Russell. D.A counter-rejoinder to Bertrand Russell --
The intellectual in America.
Other Titles: Critical studies in democracy, communism, and civil rights
Democracy, communism, and civil rights
Responsibility: by Sidney Hook.

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