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The end of commitment : intellectuals, revolutionaries, and political morality, Paul Hollander

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The end of commitment : intellectuals, revolutionaries, and political morality
Title
The end of commitment
Title remainder
intellectuals, revolutionaries, and political morality
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hollander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The seduction of some of the twentieth century's great thinkers by Communist ideology and ideals is one of the most intriguing stories in the history of that ill-fated century. How was it that these distinguished intellectuals, public figures, and revolutionaries could enlist in the service of ideas which, when put in practice, proved repressive? Much has been written about the durable attraction of communism; we know far less about the disillusionment it spawned. In The End of Commitment, the distinguished sociologist Paul Hollander investigates how and why those individuals who were attracted to communism finally abandoned the cause that moved them. His is the first book to take a comprehensive, historically comparative view of disillusionment with Communist ideologies and systems, both in the countries where they were introduced and in the West. Relying chiefly on the autobiographies and memoirs of defectors, exiles, and dissidents from Communist states (the Soviet Union, in Eastern Europe, and in the Third World) as well as similar writings of major Western figures, Mr. Hollander examines and compares the sources and expressions of this political disenchantment. Concentrating on the moral conflicts created by the clash of unrealized ideals and actual practice, The End of Commitment sheds new light on the failings and malfunctions of these systems that were fully grasped only by those who lived under them. In a final, provocative section, Mr. Hollander explores the attitudes of some distinguished Western intellectuals who resisted disillusionment and clung to their commitment in the face of a welter of discrediting information. In all, his book offers a new insight into the patterns and processes of political attitude formation, persistence, and change in different social and historical settings."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hollander, Paul
Dewey number
172/.1091717
Index
index present
LC call number
HX73
LC item number
.H64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communism
  • Political ethics
  • Fanaticism
Label
The end of commitment : intellectuals, revolutionaries, and political morality, Paul Hollander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-385) 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
63125819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 391 pages
Isbn
9781566636889
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781566636889
Label
The end of commitment : intellectuals, revolutionaries, and political morality, Paul Hollander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-385) 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
63125819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 391 pages
Isbn
9781566636889
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781566636889

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