Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After by Ira Katznelson

By Ira Katznelson

In the course of and particularly after the second one global conflict, a gaggle of top students who were perilously with reference to the war's devastation joined others lucky sufficient to were safe through distance that allows you to redefine and reinvigorate Western liberal beliefs for a notably new age. Treating evil as an analytical class, they sought to find the resources of twentieth-century horror and the prospects of the trendy nation within the wake of western desolation. within the strategy, they devised strikingly new how one can comprehend politics, sociology and heritage that reverberate nonetheless. during this significant highbrow historical past, Ira Katznelson examines the works of Hannah Arendt, Robert Dahl, Richard Hofstadter, Harold Lasswell, Charles Lindblom, Karl Polanyi, and David Truman, detailing their engagement with the bigger venture of reclaiming the West's ethical bearing.

In gentle in their epoch's calamities those intellectuals insisted that the culture of Enlightenment inspiration required a brand new realism, a great deal of upkeep, and lots more and plenty recommitment. This array of historians, political philosophers, and social scientists understood uncomplicated reassertion of liberal modernism were made appreciably inadequate by way of the enormities and ethical catastrophes of conflict, totalitarianism, and holocaust. Confronting their period's dashed hopes for cause and information, they requested not only no matter if the Enlightenment may still outline modernity, yet which Enlightenment we must always desire to have. a long time later, in the course of a brand new form of struggle and reanimated discussions of the idea that of evil, we percentage no small stake in assessing their successes and boundaries.

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