Confronting Leviathan

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Based on the ‘History Of Ideas’ podcast series by Talking Politics host David Runciman, this book explores some of the most important thinkers and prominent ideas lying behind modern politics – from Hobbes to Gandhi, from democracy to patriarchy, and from revolution to lock down. While explaining the most important and often-cited ideas of thinkers such as Constant, De Tocqueville, Marx and Engels, Hayek, MacKinnon and Fukuyama, David Runciman shows how crises – revolutions, wars, depressions, pandemics – generated these new ways of political thinking. This is a history of ideas to help make sense of what’s happening today.

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‘Bracingly intelligent … a wonderful read’ Guardian’Incredibly timely … presented [with] wonderful elegance and clarity’ Irish TimesBased on the History Of Ideas podcast series by Talking Politics host David Runciman, Confronting Leviathan explores some of the most important thinkers and prominent ideas lying behind modern politics – from Hobbes to Gandhi, from democracy to patriarchy, and from revolution to lock down.While explaining the most important and often-cited ideas of thinkers such as Constant, De Tocqueville, Marx and Engels, Hayek, MacKinnon and Fukuyama, David Runciman shows how crises – revolutions, wars, depressions, pandemics – generated these new ways of political thinking. This is a history of ideas to help make sense of what’s happening today.

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Weight 0.229 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

viii, 279

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

320.01 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F