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By Harvey C. Mansfield

ISBN-10: 1882926439

ISBN-13: 9781882926435

The publication is a quick chronological account of Western political proposal interspersed with a number of the author's strategies. i used to be upset at the beginning while i spotted how brief this publication I had acquired was once simply because i used to be hoping for a few meaty studying, yet i noticed that the most function of this booklet is to direct the reader to the particular texts. Mansfield supplies a quick record on the finish of the booklet of the easiest translations.

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W. F. Hegel (1770-1831). The Philosophy of Right, trans. T. M. Knox; The Philosophy of History, trans. J. Sibree. Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859). Democracy in America, trans. Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873). On Liberty; Considerations on Representative Government. Karl Marx (1818-1883). The Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert Tucker. Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). The Use and Abuse of History, trans. Adrian Collins; Beyond Good and Evil, trans. Walter Kaufmann.

Whereas Marx saw the bourgeois man to be selfish, Nietzsche showed him to be petty and ignoble. Both complaints have some truth to them, and both have fueled rage and enmity toward the bourgeoisie, Marx on the Left and Nietzsche on the Right. Nietzsche looked to a new man, a “Superman” in the future, who by his proud creativity would overcome the ghastly herdlike conformism of democratic mass man, now hardly a man— 47 Harvey C. ” Disgust with the bourgeoisie became the theme of Western culture as society divided into those who made money and those (on both Left and Right) who despised money-making.

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