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The Lost Debate German Socialist Intellectuals and Totalitarianism
by William David Jones
Publisher:Univ of Illinois Pr
"To read Jones is to rediscover the vitality and creativity of these German students of totalitarianism. The author may have sought to place these thinkers in the context of recent history, but he has done more - he has invited readers to better understand that history itself." - Choice ADVANCE PRAISE "Debates over totalitarian ideas and regimes haunt the twentieth century at its end, and Jones has opened up new dimensions of their beginnings. He renews our appreciation of thinkers such as Orwell, Arendt, and Adorno, and links their critiques of the modern state to the political nightmares of recent historians and postmodern thinkers."-Harry Liebersohn, author of Fate and Utopia in German Sociology, 1870-1923 "In this post-communist era, when anything tinged with red seems suspect, William Jones helps rescue the honor of a political tradition. This is intellectual history at its best, and the resultis a new understanding of an entire body of neglected-and still relevant-scholarship."- Stephen Bronner, author of Moments of Decision: Political History and the Crisis of Radicalism "A first-rate piece of work. . . . Jones provides new perspectives on twentieth-century intellectual history, especially the discourse of the Left, and complexifies our understanding of this period as a whole." - Douglas Kellner, author of Critical Theory, Marxism, and Modernity
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