François Furet [PDF / epub] Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle

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  • Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle
  • François Furet
  • English
  • 20 September 2017
  • 9780226273419

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REVIEW ✓ Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle READ ´ DDTUST-UDA.RU È François Furet SUMMARY Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle Le passé d'une illusion is a penetrating history of the ideological passions that have fueled and characterized the modern era De referencia en Postguerra

SUMMARY Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle

Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle

REVIEW ✓ Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle READ ´ DDTUST-UDA.RU È François Furet SUMMARY Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle Eath he turned his attention to the conseuences and aftermath of another critical revolution the Communist revolution The result

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REVIEW ✓ Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle READ ´ DDTUST-UDA.RU È François Furet SUMMARY Le Passé d'une illusion Essai sur l'idée communiste au XXe siècle François Furet was acknowledged as the twentieth century's preeminent historian of the French Revolution But years before his d Francois Furet s The Passing of an Illusion is an intellectual history of twentieth century communism Translated by his wife Deborah this 1999 English edition loses none of Furet s anti communist sentiment but his prose never detracts from the book s flow Furet argues that interwar intellectuals struggled to make sense of a schizophrenic political schema dominated by the three competing ideologies liberalism communism and fascism This era was as much about fascism as it was communism Each ethos rejected liberal democracy and promised an economic and social stability thought lost forever to the nineteenth century Each side identified itself in opposition to the other to many being anti fascism meant being communist Furet emphasizes the appeal of these competing worldviews a welcome insight and one often omitted from post WWII historical works Post War historians regularly viewed that conflict as a validation of liberal democracy over totalitarianism a view that downplays democracy s partnership with Stalinism Furet maintains his victorious liberal tone but omits any flag waving Furet s book is a welcome if uneven addition to twentieth century intellectual historiography especially his introductory chapter It provides a concise recap of the evolution of communist thought as well as how the era s intellectuals uestioned liberal democracy and strove for a new social order Instead of including nationalism and liberalism as stock terms Furet emphasizes the mass appeal of totalitarian regimes in the wake of war and depression Later chapters highlight the writings of intellectuals and these sections demand specialized historical knowledge Impressively Furet s book reveals communism s contradictions all the while transporting the reader into an early twentieth century mindset one replete with empathy