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The Resource Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf

Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf

Label
Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics
Title
Prophet of decline
Title remainder
Spengler on world history and politics
Statement of responsibility
John Farrenkopf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Oswald Spengler (1880-1936) is best known for The Decline of the West, in which he propounded his pathbreaking philosophy of world history and penetrating diagnosis of the crisis of modernity." "In Prophet of Decline, John Farrenkopf takes advantage of the perspective the new millennium provides to reassess this visionary thinker and his challenging ideas on history, politics, and modern civilization. Farenkopf's assessment ranges widely, covering Spengler's ideas on democracy, capitalism, science and technology, cities, Western art, social change, and human exploitation of the environment. He also illuminates the implications of Spengler's thought for contemplating from a fresh view-point the future of the United States, the leading power of the West."
  • "Farrenkopf proves that the conventional picture of Spengler as a consistently antidemocratic thinker is not only simplistic, but erroneous. Drawing upon Spengler's private papers, he advances a bold new interpretation of the evolution of Spengler's political thought, uncovering an early phase, in the years before Germany's traumatic defeat in World War I during which Spengler was a conservative advocate of the quasi-democratization of the Second Reich. He examines Spengler's relationship to German historicism, his place in the German traditions of cultural pessimism and Realpolitik, and his critical stance toward Nazism."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farrenkopf, John
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
LC call number
CB19
LC item number
.F32 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Political traditions in foreign policy series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Historians
  • History
  • Spengler, Oswald
  • Spengler, Oswald
Label
Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
45661486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780807127278
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00054965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration
Label
Prophet of decline : Spengler on world history and politics, John Farrenkopf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
45661486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780807127278
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00054965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration

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