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Conservative Excesses and Allan Bloom

Benjamin R. Barber

in An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter comments on Allan Bloom's critique of democracy in his book The Closing of the American Mind. It examines why this anti-democratic book has been championed by conservatives, and why it ... More


On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948

Rosario Forlenza

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817444
eISBN:
9780191859045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817444.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This book links the emergence of democracy in Italy after World War II to human experiences and the symbolic formation of meaning in a time of political and existential uncertainty. Between 1943 and ... More


What Kind of Socialism?

Neville Kirk

in Transnational Radicalism and the Connected Lives of Tom Mann and Robert Samuel Ross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940094
eISBN:
9781786944269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940094.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

While chapter two presents a general picture of the transnational world in which Mann and Ross operated and their place and influence within it, chapters three to seven identify and explain their ... More


Unfolding Differences, Enduring Similarities

Neville Kirk

in Transnational Radicalism and the Connected Lives of Tom Mann and Robert Samuel Ross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940094
eISBN:
9781786944269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940094.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Notwithstanding continuing similarities, Mann’s and Ross’s socialism was increasing characterised by differences. These similarities and, especially so, differences constitute the subject matter of ... More


Conclusion

Rosario Forlenza

in On the Edge of Democracy: Italy, 1943-1948

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817444
eISBN:
9780191859045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817444.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The Conclusion contrasts the dominant structuralist and functionalist approaches to democracy and democratization, with the concept of the passage to democracy as an endogenous process of historical ... More


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