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Post-liberalism: Studies in Political Thought

John Gray - 1996 - Philosophy - Limited preview
John Gray has become one our liveliest and most influential political philosophers. This volume is a sequel to his Liberalisms: Essays in Political Philosophy. The earlier book ended on a sceptical note, both in respect of what a post-liberal ...

The Pursuit of the Millennium: Revolutionary Millenarians and Mystical ...

Norman Cohn - 1970 - History - Limited preview
The end of the millennium has always held the world in fear of earthquakes, plague, and the catastrophic destruction of the world. At the dawn of the 21st millennium the world is still experiencing these anxieties, as seen by the onslaught of ...

How To Be Depressed

George Scialabba - 2020 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
George Scialabba is a prolific critic and essayist known for his incisive, wide-ranging commentary on literature, philosophy, religion, and politics. He is also, like millions of others, a lifelong sufferer from clinical depression. In How To Be ...

Dead Again: The Russian Intelligentsia After Communism

Masha Gessen - 1997 - Political Science - Limited preview
Describes how Russian intellectuals strove to retain their integrity under communism, discusses how they have attempted to adapt to a new society that ignores them, and considers the situation of the youngest generation of graduates

Survival Russian

Mikhail Ivanov - 2007 - Foreign Language Study - Limited preview

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in ...

Thomas J. Bollyky - 2018 - Medical - Limited preview
Why the news about the global decline of infectious diseases is not all good. Plagues and parasites have played a central role in world affairs, shaping the evolution of the modern state, the growth of cities, and the disparate fortunes of ...

Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Politics, History and Mourning

Jonathan Sklar - 2018 - Social Science - Limited preview
Today sees the rise of nationalism, the return of totalitarian parties in Europe to electoral success, and the rise of the alt-right and white supremacists in the US. Psychoanalyst Jonathan Sklar brings his understanding of cruelty, sadomasochism ...

The Origin of Capitalism: A Longer View

Ellen Meiksins Wood - 2002 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Contains extensive new material, especially on imperialism, anti Eurocentric history, capitalism and the nation-state, and the differences betwee ncapitalism and non-capitalist commerce. Traces the links between the origin of capitalism and ...

Hope without Optimism

Terry Eagleton - 2015 - Religion - Limited preview
In his latest book, Terry Eagleton, one of the most celebrated intellects of our time, considers the least regarded of the virtues. His compelling meditation on hope begins with a firm rejection of the role of optimism in life’s course. Like its ...