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Fear : the history of a political idea

Author: Corey Robin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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For many commentators, September 11 inaugurated a new era of fear. But as Corey Robin shows in his unsettling tour of the Western imagination-the first intellectual history of its kind-fear has shaped our politics and culture since time immemorial.; From the Garden of Eden to the Gulag Archipelago to today's headlines, Robin traces our growing fascination with political danger and disaster. As our faith in positive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Robin, Corey, 1967-
Fear.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004006813
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Corey Robin
ISBN: 0195157028 9780195157024 1280837926 9781280837920 9786610837922 6610837929
OCLC Number: 133165954
Description: 1 online resource (x, 316 pages)
Responsibility: Corey Robin.

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For many commentators, September 11 inaugurated a new era of fear. As Robin shows in his unsettling tour of the Western imagination, fear has shaped politics and culture since time immemorial--from  Read more...

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