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The Resource Political pilgrims : Western intellectuals in search of the good society, Paul Hollander ; with a new introduction by the author

Political pilgrims : Western intellectuals in search of the good society, Paul Hollander ; with a new introduction by the author

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Political pilgrims : Western intellectuals in search of the good society
Title
Political pilgrims
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Western intellectuals in search of the good society
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Paul Hollander ; with a new introduction by the author
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eng
Summary
Why did so many distinguished Western Intellectuals―from G.B. Shaw to J.P. Sartre, and. closer to home, from Edmund Wilson to Susan Sontag - admire various communist systems, often in their most repressive historical phases? How could Stalin's Soviet Union, Mao's China, or Castro's Cuba appear at one time as both successful modernizing societies and the fulfillments of the boldest dreams of social justice? Why, at the same time, had these intellectuals so mercilessly judged and rejected their own Western, liberal cultures? What Impulses and beliefs prompted them to seek the realization of their ideals in distant, poorly known lands? How do their journeys fit into long-standing Western traditions of looking for new meaning In the non-Western world? These are some of the questions Paul Hollander sought to answer In his massive study that covers much of our century. His success is attested by the fact that the phrase "political pilgrim" has become a part of intellectual discourse. Even in the post-communist era the questions raised by this book remain relevant as many Western, and especially American intellectuals seek to come to terms with a world which offers few models of secular fulfillment and has tarnished the reputation of political Utopias. His new and lengthy introduction updates the pilgrimages and examines current attempts to find substitutes for the emotional and political energy that used to be invested in them. --
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1932-
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Hollander, Paul
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Public opinion
  • Communist countries
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Political pilgrims : Western intellectuals in search of the good society, Paul Hollander ; with a new introduction by the author
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Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1981
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-518) and index
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text
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ocm36470253
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
c, 526 pages
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9781560009542
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)36470253
Label
Political pilgrims : Western intellectuals in search of the good society, Paul Hollander ; with a new introduction by the author
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1981
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-518) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36470253
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
4th edition.
Extent
c, 526 pages
Isbn
9781560009542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)36470253

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