Political Religion Beyond Totalitarianism: The Sacralization of Politics in the Age of Democracy

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J. Augusteijn, P. Dassen, M. Janse
Springer, Jan 29, 2013 - History - 273 pages
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The success of fascist and communist regimes has long been explained by their ability to turn political ideology into a type of religion. These innovative essays explore the notion that all forms of modern mass-politics, including democracies, need a form of sacralization to function.
 

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Contents

List of IllustrationsandPlates
In Search of Resemblances
A Visual Essay
Dutch Social Democrats 18941920 Adriaan vanVeldhuizen
The Sacralization ofthe Irish Nation Joost Augusteijn
History or Civil Religion? The Uses of Lincolns Last Best Hope of Earth
190039
Concluding Remarks
Index
Copyright

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EDUARD VAN DE BILT Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of History of Leiden University, The Netherlands DENNIS BOS Lecturer in Dutch History at Leiden University, The Netherlands ADAM FAIRCLOUGH Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of History of Leiden University, The Netherlands JOLIJN GROOTHUIZEN Post Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of History of Leiden University, The Netherlands HENK KERN Lecturer and teacher in the departments of History and Russian Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands HERMAN PAUL Lecturer in Historiography and Historical Theory at Leiden University, The Netherlands ERIC STORM Lecturer at Leiden University, The Netherlands HENK TE VELDE is a post doctoral researcher at the Institute of History of Leiden University, The Netherlands ADRIAAN VAN VELDHUIZEN Lecturer at Leiden University, The Netherlands

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