Ideologies in the Age of Extremes : Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-1991 Hardback
This is a history of political ideologies during the period famously described by Eric Hobsbawn as 'The Age of Extremes' - from the First World War to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Ideologies in the Age of Extremes introduces the key ideologies of the age; liberalism, conservatism, communism and fascism.
Willie Thompson identifies the political influence of mass movements as a key feature.
He uses a powerful approach that considers the different ideologies in relation to each other.
This allows him to shows that they often emerged from a common root or merged into a common future, stealing each other's clothes and reinventing themselves as the stark opposite of a competing ideology.
This sophisticated yet accessible analysis will be of great interest to students of 20th century history and political theory.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Pluto Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2010
- Category: History of ideas
- ISBN: 9780745327129
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