The Dawn Of Universal History: Selected Essays From A Witness To The Twentieth Century

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Basic Books, 16.06.2009 - 554 Seiten
In this collection of newly translated essays, philosopher and sociologist Raymond Aron chronicles the twentieth century with the authority of an active participant. Combining objectivity with incisive questioning, Aron's reading of movements and people reminds us of what was really at stake. Whether charting the rise of Fascism and Marxism and their respective descents into totalitarianism, or the United States's role as the world's last remaining superpower, Aron was a nondogmatic thinker who emphasized realism over any devotion to theory. The result is history that is less concerned about where it falls on the political spectrum than about getting it right.
 

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This collection of essays and book excerpts covering seminal moments in the political history of the 20th century by French intellectual and Le Figaro columnist Aron-who died in Paris in 1983-might be ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Technological Surprise
69
The Dynamic of Total War
91
THE SECULAR RELIGIONS
161
The Future of Secular Religions
177
From Marxism to Stalinism
203
The Expansion of Stalinism
225
THE IMPERIAL REPUBLIC
243
The United States and the International System
263
T H E E N D OF COLONIAL E M P L RES
405
Indochina
419
Algeria and the Republic
453
THE DAWN OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY
461
Endnotes
487
Provenance of the Texts
502
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Über den Autor (2009)

One of the most important figures of French sociological commentary, Raymond Aron enjoyed a position of intellectual authority among his country's moderates and conservatives that rivaled Jean Paul Sartre's on the Left. His books include The Opium of the Intellectuals and Clausewitz: Philosopher of War. He died in 1983.

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