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The End of Ideology On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with The Resumption of History in the New Century

by Daniel Bell

The End of Ideology On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with The Resumption of History in the New Century Synopsis

Named by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since the end of World War II, The End of Ideology has been a landmark in American social thought, regarded as a classic since its first publication in 1962. Daniel Bell postulated that the older humanistic ideologies derived from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were exhausted, and that new parochial ideologies would arise. In a new introduction to the year 2000 edition, he argues that with the end of communism, we are seeing a resumption of history, a lifting of the heavy ideological blanket and the return of traditional ethnic and religious conflicts in the many regions of the former socialist states and elsewhere.

The End of Ideology On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with The Resumption of History in the New Century Press Reviews

Originally published in 1960, this collection of essays focuses on the protean nature of American society and the decay of Marxism and other systematic ideologies in the West...Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [has] admired the book's 'unflagging confidence, trenchancy, and authority.' -- Scott Veale New York Times Book Review 20001231

Book Information

ISBN: 9780674004269
Publication date: 20th November 2000
Author: Daniel Bell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 540 pages
Categories: Political science & theory, Sociology & anthropology, Political ideologies,

About Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell was Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences, Emeritus, Harvard University.

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