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The shipwrecked mind: : on political reaction, Mark Lilla, (eaudio)

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The shipwrecked mind: : on political reaction
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The shipwrecked mind:
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on political reaction
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Mark Lilla
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eng
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We don't understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today's political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political engagements are motivated by highly developed ideas. Lilla begins with three twentieth-century philosophers-Franz Rosenzweig, Eric Voegelin, and Leo Strauss-who attributed the problems of modern society to a break in the history of ideas and promoted a return to earlier modes of thought. He then examines the enduring power of grand historical narratives of betrayal to shape political outlooks since the French Revolution, and shows how these narratives are employed in the writings of Europe's right-wing cultural pessimists and Maoist neocommunists, American theoconservatives fantasizing about the harmony of medieval Catholic society and radical Islamists seeking to restore a vanished Muslim caliphate. The revolutionary spirit that inspired political movements across the world for two centuries may have died out. But the spirit of reaction that rose to meet it has survived and is proving just as formidable a historical force. We live in an age when the tragicomic nostalgia of Don Quixote for a lost golden age has been transformed into a potent and sometimes deadly weapon. Mark Lilla helps us to understand why
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Midwest
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Lilla, Mark
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320.01
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Read by Michael Kramer
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  • Kramer, Michael
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New York review books
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  • Political science
  • Political psychology
  • Religion and politics
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adult
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The shipwrecked mind: : on political reaction, Mark Lilla, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 06 min.))
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9781515999867
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The shipwrecked mind: : on political reaction, Mark Lilla, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 06 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781515999867
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11851382
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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11851382
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MWT11851382
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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