The Shipwrecked Mind

Written By Mark Lilla
The Shipwrecked Mind
  • Publsiher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 06 September 2016
  • ISBN : 159017903X
  • Pages : 168 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Shipwrecked Mind by author: Mark Lilla which was release on 06 September 2016 and published by New York Review of Books with total page 168 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. We don’t understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today’s political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political engagements are motivated by highly developed ideas. Lilla begins with three twentieth-century philosophers—Franz Rosenzweig, Eric Voegelin, and Leo Strauss—who attributed the problems of modern society to a break in the history of ideas and promoted a return to earlier modes of thought. He then examines the enduring power of grand historical narratives of betrayal to shape political outlooks since the French Revolution, and shows how these narratives are employed in the writings of Europe’s right-wing cultural pessimists and Maoist neocommunists, American theoconservatives fantasizing about the harmony of medieval Catholic society and radical Islamists seeking to restore a vanished Muslim caliphate. The revolutionary spirit that inspired political movements across the world for two centuries may have died out. But the spirit of reaction that rose to meet it has survived and is proving just as formidable a historical force. We live in an age when the tragicomic nostalgia of Don Quixote for a lost golden age has been transformed into a potent and sometimes deadly weapon. Mark Lilla helps us to understand why.

The Shipwrecked Mind

The Shipwrecked Mind
  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 159017903X
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Summary : We don’t understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today’s political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone ...

The Reckless Mind Intellectuals in Politics

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  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 159017903X
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Summary : European history of the past century is full of examples of philosophers, writers, and scholars who supported or excused the worst tyrannies of the age. How was this possible? How could intellectuals whose work depends on freedom defend those who would deny it? In profiles of six leading twentieth-century thinkers—...

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1869
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Total pages : 256
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Summary : For nearly 40 years, Ronald Reagan's vision--small government, lower taxes, and self-reliant individualism--has remained America's dominant political ideology. The Democratic Party has offered no truly convincing competing vision. Instead, American liberalism has fallen under the spell of identity politics.Mark Lilla argues with acerbic wit that liberals, originally driven by a ...

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  • Author : Samuel Mossman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1859
  • Total pages : 131
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  • Publisher : Ansa McAl Psychological Research Centre Faculty of Social Sc
  • Release Date : 1995
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  • Author : Brewton Berry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1951
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  • Author : John Ensign,Ruth Singley Ensign
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
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  • Publisher : Johannesburg : South African Institute of Race Relations
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  • Total pages : 121
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