Political Pilgrims: Western Intellectuals in Search of the Good Society

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Transaction Publishers - Political Science - 526 pages
The phrase "political pilgrim" has become part of intellectual discourse thanks to Paul Hollander. Even in the post-communist era the questions raised by this book remain relevant as many Western, and especially American, intellectuals seek to come to terms with a world that offers few models of secular fulfillment and has tarnished the reputation of political utopias. Hollander's new and lengthy introduction updates the pilgrimages and examines current attempts to find substitutes for the emotional and political energy that used to be invested in them.
 

Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
ix
Preface to the 1990 Edition
lxiii
Preface to the 1982 Edition
lxxix
Preface to the 1981 Edition
xciii
Intellectuals Politics and Morality
40
Moral Impulses and Political Preferences
65
The First Pilgrimage
102
The Rejection of Western Society in the 1960s and 70s
177
Social Justice and Popular SupportThe Position of Intellectuals
275
Old Dreams in a New Setting
278
A Summary
347
The Spirit of Potemkin
389
Conclusions Concerning the Nature of Intellectuals Estrangement
400
Notes
439
Selected Bibliography
507
Index
519

Revolutionary Cuba and the Discovery of the Third
223

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