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Ideologies in the Age of Extremes: Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-1991

Ideologies in the Age of Extremes: Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-1991

By: Willie Thompson (author)Hardback

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This is a history of political ideologies during the period famously described by Eric Hobsbawn as 'The Age of Extremes' - from the First World War to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Ideologies in the Age of Extremes introduces the key ideologies of the age; liberalism, conservatism, communism and fascism. Willie Thompson identifies the political influence of mass movements as a key feature. He uses a powerful approach that considers the different ideologies in relation to each other. This allows him to shows that they often emerged from a common root or merged into a common future, stealing each other's clothes and reinventing themselves as the stark opposite of a competing ideology. This sophisticated yet accessible analysis will be of great interest to students of 20th century history and political theory.

About Author

Willie Thompson was until his retirement Professor of Contemporary History at Glasgow Caledonian University. His books, published by Pluto, include The Good Old Cause: British Communism 1920-1991 (1992), What Happened to History? (2000) and Ideologies in the Age of Extremes: Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-91 (2011). He is currently vice-president of the Socialist History Society.

Contents

PART 1 - AGE OF CATASTROPHE 1918-45 1 - Economic and Social Developments 2 - Liberalism 1918-1945 4 - Conservatism 1917-1945 4 - Communism 1914-1945 5 - Fascism 1917-1945 PART 2 - GOLDEN YEARS 6 - Economic & Social Conditions 7 - Liberalism on the Right 1945-73 8 - Liberalism on the Left 1945-73 9 - Communism 1945-73 10 - Conservatism and Fascism 1945-73 PART 3 - CRISIS 11 - Economic and Social Conditions 1973-91 12 - Liberalism And Conservatism Coalesce 1973-1991 13 - Communism 1973-91 14 - Fascism 1973-91 15 - Aftermath Notes Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745327129
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780745327129
  • ISBN10: 0745327125

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