Desolation and enlightenment : political knowledge after total war, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Desolation and enlightenment : political knowledge after total war, totalitarianism, and the Holocaust

Author: Ira Katznelson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Series: University seminars/Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During and especially after the Second World War, a group of leading scholars who had been perilously close to the war's devastation joined others fortunate enough to have been protected by distance in an effort to redefine and reinvigorate Western liberal ideals for a radically new age. Treating evil as an analytical category, they sought to discover the sources of twentieth-century horror and the potentialities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Katznelson
ISBN: 0231111940 9780231111942 0231111959 9780231111959
OCLC Number: 50582910
Language Note: English.
Description: xvi, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Beyond the Common Measure --
The origins of Dark Times --
A Seminar on the State --
A New Objectivity --
Index.
Series Title: University seminars/Leonard Hastings Schoff memorial lectures.
Responsibility: Ira Katznelson.

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In this major intellectual history, Ira Katznelson examines the works of Hannah Arendt, Robert Dahl, Richard Hofstadter, Harold Lasswell, Charles Lindblom, Karl Polanyi, and David Truman, detailing  Read more...

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In this masterful excursion into the history of ideas, Katznelson explores how a 'reconstructionist' generation of political scholars has since attempted to make sense of these dark times and rethink Read more...

 
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