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  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 06 September 2016
  • ISBN : 9781590179031
  • Page : 168 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 voters

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We don’t understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today’s political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political engagements are motivated by highly developed ideas. Lilla begins with three twentieth-century philosophers—Franz Rosenzweig, Eric Voegelin, and Leo Strauss—who attributed the problems of modern society to a break in the history of ideas and promoted a return to earlier modes of thought. He then examines the enduring power of grand historical narratives of betrayal to shape political outlooks since the French Revolution, and shows how these narratives are employed in the writings of Europe’s right-wing cultural pessimists and Maoist neocommunists, American theoconservatives fantasizing about the harmony of medieval Catholic society and radical Islamists seeking to restore a vanished Muslim caliphate. The revolutionary spirit that inspired political movements across the world for two centuries may have died out. But the spirit of reaction that rose to meet it has survived and is proving just as formidable a historical force. We live in an age when the tragicomic nostalgia of Don Quixote for a lost golden age has been transformed into a potent and sometimes deadly weapon. Mark Lilla helps us to understand why.

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The Shipwrecked Mind

The Shipwrecked Mind
  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • ISBN : 9781590179031
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We don’t understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today’s political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political

The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics

The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics
  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • ISBN : 9781681371177
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The Once and Future Liberal

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  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781849049955
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For nearly 40 years, Ronald Reagan's vision--small government, lower taxes, and self-reliant individualism--has remained America's dominant political ideology. The Democratic Party has offered no truly convincing competing vision. Instead, American liberalism has fallen under the spell of identity politics.Mark Lilla argues with acerbic wit that liberals, originally driven by a sincere desire to protect the most vulnerable Americans, have now unwittingly invested their energies in social movements rather than winning elections. This abandonment of political priorities has had dire consequences.

The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books

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  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2020-03-10
  • ISBN : 9781982111403
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  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14
  • ISBN : 9781400863853
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  • Author : Mark Lilla
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2008-09-23
  • ISBN : 9780307472717
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  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-18
  • ISBN : 9781681375328
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The Reactionary Mind

The Reactionary Mind
  • Author : Corey Robin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-26
  • ISBN : 9780190692001
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Late in life, William F. Buckley made a confession to Corey Robin. Capitalism is "boring," said the founding father of the American right. "Devoting your life to it," as conservatives do, "is horrifying if only because it's so repetitious. It's like sex." With this unlikely conversation began Robin's decade-long foray into the conservative mind. What is conservatism, and what's truly at stake for its proponents? If capitalism bores them, what excites them? In The Reactionary Mind, Robin traces conservatism back

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  • Author : S. A. Bodeen
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • ISBN : 9781250072863
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Sarah Robinson and her family are shipwrecked on a remote and mysterious island. Their food is running out, and their fear is escalating-there is no sign of rescue. The mysterious girl they found unconscious at the beach is healing, and what she tells them about the strange island and especially about someone called the Keeper has the family on edge. When Sarah's dad and Marco's younger brother go missing, the mystery becomes dangerous. Now, it's a matter of life and

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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • ISBN : 9781800195899
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He kicked and struggled as his sister was carried out through the shallow water to one of the boats. The distance between them seemed to stretch out and out. There was nothing he could do. He cried out to her, his voice hoarse with tears, ‘I will find you! I promise!’ London, 1820: Nineteen-year-old orphan Mercy lives with her guardian and is working on the campaign to abolish slavery. On the other side of the city, a young sailor named Mat

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • ISBN : 9781982113360
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In the bestselling tradition of Hampton Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice, a “gripping adventure tale” (The Boston Globe) recounting Dutch polar explorer William Barents’ three harrowing Arctic expeditions—the last of which resulted in a relentlessly challenging year-long fight for survival. The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther

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  • Author : Aileen Kelly
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : UOM:39015049741872
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  • Author : Jennifer Armstrong
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780375810497
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Sir Ernest Shackleton and his expedition team's journey to the Antarctic continent in 1914 goes terribly wrong after their boat is trapped and crushed by ice, leaving them stranded in the most harsh conditions and fighting for their very lives with every step they took. Reprint.

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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000-08-15
  • ISBN : 9780547527543
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  • Author : Thea Stilton
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780545393737
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