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The Passing of an Illusion

The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century
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Fascism & Nazism, Marxism & Communism, World history: from c 1900 -, 20th century, History, Politics / Current Events, History: World, Political History, Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism, Political Science / Communism & Socialism, Ge
ContributionsDeborah Furet (Translator)
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Open LibraryOL9525683M
ISBN 100226273415
ISBN 139780226273419
OCLC/WorldCa173080810

Furet says, in the preface to this book, that "The passing of an illusion" "is not a history of Communism, even less a history of the Soviet Union; it is a history of the illusion of Communism during the time in which the USSR lent it consistency and vitality".

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Translated by his wife Deborah, this English edition loses none of Furets anti-communist sentiment, but his prose never detracts from the books flow/5(8).

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A stimulating and challenging work, The Passing of an Illusion The Passing of an Illusion book nonetheless difficult to summarize. On one level it is a history of the Communist idea as that idea made its way from the French to the Russian revolutions, and from there into the heart of European culture and thought, before finally spreading.

"The Passing of an Illusion is brilliant, and one would be hard pressed to find better writing of history than the first chapter, which traces the roots of modern political thinking back to the nineteenth century."—J. Arch Getty, Atlantic Monthly "A brilliant and important book.

Furet says, in the preface to this book, that "The passing of an illusion" "is not a history of Communism, even less a history of the Soviet Union; it is a history of the illusion of Communism during the time in which the USSR lent it consistency and vitality"/5(9). The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century Francois Furet, Author, Deborah Kan Furet, Translator University of Chicago Press $35 (p) ISBN.

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In other ways, it seems very French: in love with generalising abstraction; showing a poor grasp of the profound differences between the American and.

The late Furet devoted his last book to the study of modern communist ideology, especially its "most powerful" passion -- hatred of the bourgeoisie. He starts with World War I, describing how this incomprehensible war affected both the Soviet revolution and the fascist one.

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The former was a triumph of political will over Marxist determinism, whereas the latter was a triumph of. The Passing of an Illusion is brilliant, and one would be hard pressed to find better writing of history than the first chapter, which traces the roots of modern political thinking back to the Author: J.

Arch Getty. The Passing of an Illusion. The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century by Francois Furet. Translated by Deborah Furet. Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press, xiii, pp. $ As East European archives open for researchers and more and more facts continue to emerge, communism is no longer what it was thought to be.

Translated into thirteen languages, The Passing of an Illusion is a penetrating history of the ideological passions that have fueled and characterized the modern era and is the last full-length work by “one of the most influential men in contemporary France,” according to Tony Judt, and one of the most important historians of our era.

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