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  • New Conservatism

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    Jürgen Habermas is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt.

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  • Cult of Information

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    As we devote ever-increasing resources to providing, or prohibiting, access to information via computer, Theodore Roszak reminds us that voluminous information does not necessarily lead to sound thinking. “Data glut” obscures basic questions of justice and purpose and may even hinder rather than enhance our productivity. In this revised and updated edition of The Cult of Information, Roszak reviews the disruptive role the computer has come to play in international finance and the way in which “edutainment” software and computer games degrade the literacy of children. At the same time, he finds hopeful new ways in which the library and free citizens’ access to the Internet and the national data-highway can turn computer technology into a democratic and liberating force. Roszak’s examination of the place of computer technology in our culture is essential reading for all those who use computers, who are intimidated by computers, or who are concerned with the appropriate role of computers in the education of our children.About the AuthorTheodore Roszak is Professor of History at California State University,...

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  • Age of Delirium

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    The first state in history to be based explicitly on atheism, the Soviet Union endowed itself with the attributes of God. In this book, David Satter shows through individual stories what it meant to construct an entire state on the basis of a false idea, how people were forced to act out this fictitious reality, and the tragic human cost of the Soviet attempt to remake reality by force.

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  • Road to Terror

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    Book DescriptionThis gripping book assembles and translates into English for the first time top secret Soviet documents from 1932 to 1939, the era of Stalin’s purges. The nearly 200 documents-dossiers, police reports, private letters, secret transcripts, and more-expose the hidden inner workings of the Communist Party and the dark inhumanity of the purge process. From the Back Cover”This book is the first comprehensive study of the Great Terror of the 1930s based on previously top secret Soviet documents. It will be indispensable for all historians and researchers of communism, the USSR, and Stalinism for many decades to come.”ÑRoy A. Medvedev, author of Let History Judge “[This] book will be of great value to students of the Terror and . . . the material, such as Bukharin’s last letter, is astounding.”ÑMichael J. Ybarra, Wall Street Journal “As an accumulation of fresh material on Stalinism, The Road to Terror has few equals.”ÑRobert Service, Evening Standard “A riveting and important work.”ÑVirginia Quarterly Review “A most illuminating work.”ÑGeoffrey A....

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  • European Feminisms, 1700-1950

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    Feminism was and is among the broadest and most radical political movements of modern times – it concerns itself with a group, women, which makes up more than one half of the human race and with a form of oppression, patriarchy, which is certainly among the oldest and the most widespread. But in spite of its historical importance this movement has received so little attention in the mainstream of historical research that one can almost speak of an erasure of the feminist past. The “new” feminists of the 1970s were so unaware of this history that they believed that they had to reinvent feminism. A generation of scholars, resolved that the feminist movement must never again slip into oblivion, has reconstructed many aspects of its history. Without this research, the broad and synthetic work that Karen Offen presents to us would not have been possible. But Karen Offen, a well-known historian of France and the editor of several valuable collections of documents on women’s history,...

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  • Destabilizing Theory

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