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The Resource From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship, Paul Hollander

From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship, Paul Hollander

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From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship
Title
From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez
Title remainder
intellectuals and a century of political hero worship
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hollander
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, political dictators were not only popular in their own countries, but were also admired by numerous highly educated and idealistic Western intellectuals. The objects of this political hero-worship included Benito Mussolini, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro and more recently Hugo Chavez, among others. This book seeks to understand the sources of these misjudgements and misperceptions, the specific appeals of particular dictators, and the part played by their charisma, or pseudo-charisma. It sheds new light not only on the political disposition of numerous Western intellectuals - such as Martin Heidegger, Eric Hobsbawm, Norman Mailer, Ezra Pound, Susan Sontag and George Bernard Shaw - but also on the personality of those political leaders who encouraged, and in some instances helped to design, the cult surrounding their rise to dictatorship
Cataloging source
CaOWLBI
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1932-
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Hollander, Paul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Dictators
Target audience
general
Label
From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship, Paul Hollander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: intellectuals and politics
  • Mussolini, fascism and intellectuals
  • Hitler, Nazism and intellectuals
  • Stalin, Rakosi, Soviet communism and intellectuals
  • Western intellectuals, Mao's China and Cambodia under Pol Pot
  • Castro, Che Guevara, and their western admirers
  • Other dictators and their admirers in more recent times
  • Conclusions: the personal and the political
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781107415072
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02058648
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02058648
  • 382433
Label
From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship, Paul Hollander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: intellectuals and politics
  • Mussolini, fascism and intellectuals
  • Hitler, Nazism and intellectuals
  • Stalin, Rakosi, Soviet communism and intellectuals
  • Western intellectuals, Mao's China and Cambodia under Pol Pot
  • Castro, Che Guevara, and their western admirers
  • Other dictators and their admirers in more recent times
  • Conclusions: the personal and the political
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 325 pages
Isbn
9781107415072
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02058648
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02058648
  • 382433

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