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By Peter Baehr

ISBN-10: 0804756503

ISBN-13: 9780804756501

This ebook examines the character of totalitarianism as interpreted by means of a number of the best minds of the 20 th century. It makes a speciality of Hannah Arendt's declare that totalitarianism was once a wholly unheard of regime and that the social sciences had integrally misconstrued it. A sociologist who's a serious admirer of Arendt, Baehr appears sympathetically at Arendt's objections to social technological know-how and exhibits that her court cases have been in lots of respects justified. fending off large disciplinary endorsements or dismissals, Baehr reconstructs the theoretical and political stakes of Arendt's encounters with in demand social scientists resembling David Riesman, Raymond Aron, and Jules Monnerot. In offering the 1st systematic appraisal of Arendt's critique of the social sciences, Baehr examines what it potential to determine an occasion as extraordinary. in addition, he adapts Arendt and Aron's philosophies to make clear smooth Islamist terrorism and to invite no matter if it's going to be classified along Stalinism and nationwide Socialism as totalitarian.

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This booklet examines the character of totalitarianism as interpreted by way of a number of the best minds of the 20th century. It makes a speciality of Hannah Arendt's declare that totalitarianism used to be a wholly unparalleled regime and that the social sciences had integrally misconstrued it. A sociologist who's a severe admirer of Arendt, Baehr seems to be sympathetically at Arendt's objections to social technology and exhibits that her court cases have been in lots of respects justified.

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