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Power : a new social analysis

Author: Bertrand Russell
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The key to human nature that Marx found in wealth and Freud in sex, Bertrand Russell finds in power. Power, he argues, is man's ultimate goal, and is in its many guises the single most important element in the development of any society. Written in the late 1930s when Europe was being torn apart by extremist ideologies and the world was on the brink of war, Russell set out to found a 'new science', one which would  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand Russell
ISBN: 0415325072 9780415325073 9780203506530 0203506537
OCLC Number: 53392292
Notes: Originally published: London : Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, 1996. With new pref.
Description: xxv, 258 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: 1. The Impulse to Power --
2. Leaders and Followers --
3. The Forms of Power --
4. Priestly Power --
5. Kingly Power --
6. Naked Power --
7. Revolutionary Power --
8. Economic Power --
9. Power over Opinion --
10. Creeds as Sources of Power --
11. The Biology of Organisations --
12. Powers and Forms of Governments --
13. Organisations and the Individual --
14. Competition --
15. Power and Moral Codes --
16. Power Philosophies --
17. The Ethics of Power --
18. The Taming of Power.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Bertrand Russell ; with a new preface by Samuel Brittan ; with an introduction by Kirk Willis.
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In this remarkable book, regarded by Russell as one of the most important of his career, he argues that power is man's ultimate goal and is, in its many guises, the single most important element in  Read more...

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"'Extremely penetrating analysis of human nature in politics' - The Sunday Times; 'An acute and learned study.' - The Economist"

 
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