Contemporary Thought and Politics
Gellner's political philosophy in these volumes combines the down-to-earth realism of political sociology with a rational treatment of the normative issues of traditional political thought. In these essays Gellner strives to understand the religions of nationalism, communism and democracy, returning again and again to the basic values of the liberal: social tolerance, rational criticism, human decency and justice.
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Prepare to meet thy doom
Myth ideology and revolution
Democracy and industrialization
Contemporary thought and politics
Behind the barricades at LSE
The panther and the dove
How to live in anarchy
The concept of a story
Our current sense of history
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