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Christianity, Mass Society, and Cold War, 1945–72

Robert Tobin

in The Minority Voice: Hubert Butler and Southern Irish Protestantism, 1900-1991

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641567
eISBN:
9780191738418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641567.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Butler's writings after the Second World War and his efforts to confront the impact of totalitarian thought on Western society. It offers close readings of some of his most ... More


Beyond the Blues: The Racial Unconscious and Collective Memory

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines the radical African American and Afro-Caribbean intellectuals who drew on the Freudian critique of the father complex, in the form of the master-slave relationship, in order to ... More


In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Rereading Freud’s Moses

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The third chapter, on Freud’s Moses and Monotheism (1938), interrogatesan idea crucial to the Freudian approach to history, the idea of regression. Against the standard approach, which contrasts ... More


The Ego at War: From the Death Instinct to Precarious Life

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines political Freudian thinking concerning war during World War I, World War II, and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Freud believed that aggression was a normal and healthy part of ... More


Afterword—Freud in the Twenty-First Century

Eli Zaretsky

in Political Freud: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Written on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Freud’s birth, the afterword asks whether psychoanalytic thought is relevant in today’s world or is merely of historical interest. In its heyday, ... More


Elements for a Public Critique of the Catholic Discourse of Anti-Relativism

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

in Relativism and Religion: Why Democratic Societies Do Not Need Moral Absolutes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170789
eISBN:
9780231540377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170789.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter provides an analytical discussion of some of the salient elements of the contemporary religious discourse of anti-relativism, focusing in particular on the use made of five key terms: ... More


Why Community?

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To address the dimension of the resistance to individualism that is warranted, its values can and should be integrated into an affirmation of community.


Totalitarian Millennialism: The Bolshevik Apocalypse (1917–1935 ce)

Richard Landes

in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753598
eISBN:
9780199897445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753598.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces how the dynamics of apocalyptic disappointment, led millennial ideologues (Bakùnin, Lenin, and Trotsky) to turn the politique du pire into coercive purity, setting the stage for a ... More


Raised under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defense of Socialism

Seth Bernstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709883
eISBN:
9781501709388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709883.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Communist Upbringing under Stalin: Young Communists and War in a Socialist Society, 1929-1945 examines Stalinist mass youth culture in the period of the Great Terror and World War II. For the ... More


Political Freud: A History

Eli Zaretsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172448
eISBN:
9780231540148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172448.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Eli Zaretsky reveals the power of Freudian thought to illuminate the great political conflicts of the twentieth century. Developing an original concept of “political Freudianism,” he shows how ... More


Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Roberto Esposito

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

One of contemporary Italy's most prolific and engaging political theorists, Roberto Esposito has coined a number of critical concepts in current debates about the past, present, and future of ... More


A Lying World Order: Political Deception and The Threat of Totalitarianism

Peg Birmingham

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question whether totalitarianism is a threat today. It considers one element of totalitarianism that Hannah Arendt was herself very concerned ... More


‘We Refugees’: Hannah Arendt and the Perplexities of Human Rights

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748642359
eISBN:
9780748652150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642359.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hannah Arendt later adopted Arthur Koestler's uncompromising title in her description of Europe's refugee population in The Origins of Totalitarianism. In Origins, she developed one of the most ... More


“The Odium of Doubtfulness”: Or the Vicissitudes of Arendt’s Metaphorical Thinking

Martin Blumenthal-Barby

in Inconceivable Effects: Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801478123
eISBN:
9780801467394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801478123.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on Hannah Arendt’s study of the question of “style” in historiographical narration. It analyzes Arendt’s book, Origins of Totalitarianism, and determines her own style, while ... More


On ideology and totalitarianism

Christopher Adair-Toteff

in Raymond Aron's Philosophy of Political Responsibility: Freedom, Democracy and National Identity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474447089
eISBN:
9781474465298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447089.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter has two parts: one on ideology and the other on totalitarianism. In the first part, it explores Aron’s adaption of the notion of ideology through Karl Mannheim and Edward Shils and ... More


Explaining Krokodil Magazine and the Soviet Media System

John Etty

in Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil's Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496820525
eISBN:
9781496820563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496820525.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter offers an analysis of the Soviet media environment in which Krokodil functioned, as well as the dominant "propaganda paradigm" and totalitarian interpretations of it. It outlines two ... More


The Thinking Singer

Christoph Irmscher

in Max Eastman: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222562
eISBN:
9780300227758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222562.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After his return to the United States in 1927, Max Eastman finds himself isolated from his former radical friends. A controversy with Sidney Hook over his interpretation of Marxism increases his ... More


Nazism and Us

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 7 argues that our contemporary political language is haunted not, as some would have it, by Soviet communism in the wake of the Cold War, but by Nazism. Whereas Soviet communism belongs to ... More


Totalitarianism or Biopolitics: Toward a Philosophical Interpretation of the Twentieth Century

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 9 argues that the two reigning hermeneutic paradigms of the twentieth century–totalitarianism (Stalinist communism and Nazism) and biopolitics–are often superimposed upon one another, or ... More


Exile – The Heart of the Secret World

Phyllis Lassner

in Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401104
eISBN:
9781474426848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401104.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The introduction situates the book in its different frames of reference, and historical and theoretical contexts to show how exile is a persistent political and narrative concern in spy fiction and ... More


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