With engaging wit and subtle irony, Albert Hirschman maps the diffuse and treacherous world of reactionary rhetoric in which conservative public figures. Editorial Reviews. Review. Propelled by an ecumenical motive–to explain the ‘ massive, Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy – Kindle edition by Albert O. Hirschman. Hirschman wrote the Rhetoric of Reaction [1]. In this book Keywords: sustainable development; Albert O. Hirschman; pragmatism; planning;.

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The Rhetoric of Reaction

Exit, Voice, alberr Loyalty: God and Man at Yale: See all 12 reviews. Finally, in a lightning turnabout, he shows that progressives are frequently apt to employ closely related rhetorical postures, which are as biased as their reactionary counterparts. Justice, Humanity and the New World Order. In the process, his book makes an original contribution to democratic thought. I have the same sense after reading Hirschman.

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Hirschman provides a kind of Reader’s Guide to Reactionary Culture. Recalling Thomas Humphrey Marshall ‘s theory of the development of citizenship in the West by which civil, political, reactoin social dimensions of citizenship are successively achieved, Hirschman illustrates the rhetoric of reactionaries through citing arguments concerning three major reforms: Hirschman was Professor of Social Science, Emeritus, at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, following rhdtoric career of prestigious appointments, honors, and awards.


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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There is no contemporary social scientist anywhere in the world who has said more profound things in fewer elegant words than Hirscmhan Hirschman. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The Superstitions of akbert Freedom’. The Cunning Of Unreason. The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law. Hirschman took pleasure in small ideas rather than immense ideologies and was skeptical of theory.

Human Rights and the Uses of History. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? While the three arguments Hirschman describes have been used most often by reactio, he turns in the final chapters to the occasional tendency of “progressives” to deploy similarly intransigent arguments.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Hard to read but probably worth the effort. Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss. With engaging wit and subtle irony, Albert Hirschman maps the diffuse and treacherous world of reactionary rhetoric in which conservative public figures, thinkers, and polemicists have been arguing against progressive agendas and reforms for the past two hundred years.

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