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9781933859798

Alien Powers

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  • ISBN13:

    9781933859798

  • ISBN10:

    1933859792

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-01
  • Publisher: Isi Books
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Summary

The term "ideology" can cover almost any set of ideas, but its power to bewitch political activists results from its strange logic. It is part philosophy, part science, and part spiritual revelation, all tied together in leading to a remarkable paradox-that the modern Western world, beneath its liberal appearance, is actually the most systematically oppressive system of despotism the world has ever seen. In Alien Powers, Kenneth Minogue takes this complex intellectual construction apart, analyzing its logical, rhetorical, and psychological devices, and thus opening it up to critical analysis. This new, ISI Booksrs" Background edition of Alien Powers includes a new introduction to the text by Martyn P. Thompson and critical essays on the text by political theorist Paul Gottfried and philosopher Stephen A. Erickson

Author Biography

Kenneth Minogue is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the London School of Economics. Among his books are The Concept of a University, The Silencing of Society, Nationalism, and The Liberal Mind.

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