The Truth in Hell and Other Essays on Politics and Culture, 1935-1987

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byHans Speier, Arthur Vidich

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Long known as a pioneer in the sociological study of communications and of the middle class, and as a prominent member of the New School's "University in Exile," Hans Speier here presents a humanist view of the darker side of contemporary civilization and offers insights into the nature ofsocial order and the role of uncommon people in it: the Hero, the Fool, and the political philosopher. After an autobiographical discussion of the evolution of his works, this collection of seminal essays that span his whole career surveys five areas of thought: social theory, war and militarism,public opinion and propaganda, the history of literature, and "the present and the future." Reflecting the range of his intellectual concerns and his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany, his writings examine honor and social structure, hero worship, militarism in the eighteenth century,psychological warfare, and Shakespeare's The Tempest, among other topics.

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Long known as a pioneer in the sociological study of communications and of the middle class, and as a prominent member of the New School's "University in Exile," Hans Speier here presents a humanist view of the darker side of contemporary civilization and offers insights into the nature ofsocial order and the role of uncommon people in...

Hans Speier is at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Arthur Vidich is at New School for Social Research.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.54 × 5.87 × 1.3 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195058755

ISBN - 13:9780195058758

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