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The Resource The dragons of expectation : reality and delusion in the course of history, Robert Conquest

The dragons of expectation : reality and delusion in the course of history, Robert Conquest

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The dragons of expectation : reality and delusion in the course of history
Title
The dragons of expectation
Title remainder
reality and delusion in the course of history
Statement of responsibility
Robert Conquest
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aware of the "primitive delusions" that have attracted people to rogue ideologies over the past century, Robert Conquest has devoted a lifetime to exposing the political and mental distortions that have spawned or appeased implacable regimes and led, all too often, to death and destruction." "Here, in The Dragons of Expectation, whether discussing the political thinking of ancient Greece, the corrosive effect of ideological socialism, or the inanities of the European Union, Conquest assesses the ravages of our past, the absurdities of our present, and the pitfalls that lie in our future." "As Conquest observes, the early part of the sixteenth century "saw what appeared to be, or foreshadow, the rise of a tolerant order on the Continent." Yet it was not the heirs of Montaigne or Erasmus who prevailed, but the fanatics and dogmatists, whose ideas plunged Europe into a downward track with a series of internecine programs the likes of which had never been seen before."--BOOK JACKET
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Conquest, Robert
Dewey number
306.09
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ideology
  • Social history
  • Civilisation, Modern
Target audience
adult
Label
The dragons of expectation : reality and delusion in the course of history, Robert Conquest
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) and index
Contents
Ch. I. Heads above water and vice versa -- Ch. II. Lemming lore -- Ch. III. Harpooning some word-whales -- Ch. IV. Choose your enlightenment -- Ch. V. After utopia -- Ch. VI. Internationalism, supranationalism -- Ch. VII. Slouching towards Byzantium -- Ch. VIII. 1917 : "revolution" and reality -- Ch. IX. Revolutionary high finance : some notes on a neglected theme -- Ch. X. Into the planned economy -- Ch. XI. Inside the new society -- Ch. XII. With and against Hitler -- Ch. XIII. Cold war : heated imaginations -- Ch. XIV. A gaggle of misleaders -- Ch. XV. A collapse of unreality -- Ch. XVI. The whys of art -- Ch. XVII. Bureaucracies and barbarism -- Ch. XVIII. Awake to affirmation -- App. A. "No one foresaw the collapse of the Soviet system" -- App. B. An Anglosphere in the neosphere (a political exercise)
Control code
000040128789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780715634264
Label
The dragons of expectation : reality and delusion in the course of history, Robert Conquest
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) and index
Contents
Ch. I. Heads above water and vice versa -- Ch. II. Lemming lore -- Ch. III. Harpooning some word-whales -- Ch. IV. Choose your enlightenment -- Ch. V. After utopia -- Ch. VI. Internationalism, supranationalism -- Ch. VII. Slouching towards Byzantium -- Ch. VIII. 1917 : "revolution" and reality -- Ch. IX. Revolutionary high finance : some notes on a neglected theme -- Ch. X. Into the planned economy -- Ch. XI. Inside the new society -- Ch. XII. With and against Hitler -- Ch. XIII. Cold war : heated imaginations -- Ch. XIV. A gaggle of misleaders -- Ch. XV. A collapse of unreality -- Ch. XVI. The whys of art -- Ch. XVII. Bureaucracies and barbarism -- Ch. XVIII. Awake to affirmation -- App. A. "No one foresaw the collapse of the Soviet system" -- App. B. An Anglosphere in the neosphere (a political exercise)
Control code
000040128789
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780715634264

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