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The Resource Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten, (electronic book)

Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten, (electronic book)

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Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present
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Modernism and totalitarianism
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rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present
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Richard Shorten
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Language
eng
Summary
What is totalitarianism? In what ways was it modern? Modernism and Totalitarianism argues that conventional theories of totalitarianism are too focused on the state and fail to take note of its ideological trajectory. The book analyses this trajectory, shared by Nazism and Stalinism, the two instances of totalitarianism in its 'classical' form. The ideological trajectory was formed in the interaction of three currents of modernist thought: utopianism, scientism, and revolutionary violence. Developing first of all in the nineteenth century, and in reaction to the Enlightenment mainstream, each of these three currents contributed to the idea of the totalitarian New Man. The book considers a broad range of theoretical positions, including those associated with Cold War liberalism, critical theory, and recent anti-totalitarian thought in France, in order to develop these arguments. -- Publisher's description
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UK-WkNB
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1977-
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Shorten, Richard
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Modernism and...
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  • Modernism
  • Totalitarianism
  • National Socialists
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Stalin, Joseph
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Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-311) and index
Contents
Series Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I: TOTALITARIANISM - WHAT, WHEN, HOW? -- The Problem of the Modern The Problem of Intellectual Antecedents -- PART II: THREE TOTALITARIAN CURRENTS -- Utopianism -- Scientism -- Revolutionary Violence -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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9781137284372
Extent
xvii, 321 p.
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electronic
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Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
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9781137284365
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remote
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PDF.
Label
Modernism and totalitarianism : rethinking the intellectual sources of Nazism and Stalinism, 1945 to the present, Richard Shorten, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-311) and index
Contents
Series Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- PART I: TOTALITARIANISM - WHAT, WHEN, HOW? -- The Problem of the Modern The Problem of Intellectual Antecedents -- PART II: THREE TOTALITARIAN CURRENTS -- Utopianism -- Scientism -- Revolutionary Violence -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
9781137284372
Extent
xvii, 321 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137284365
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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