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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn : The Ascent from Ideology - Daniel J. Mahoney

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Ascent from Ideology

Paperback Published: 28th January 2001
ISBN: 9780742521131
Number Of Pages: 200

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In Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Daniel Mahoney presents a philosophical perspective on the political condition of modern man through an exegesis and analysis of Solzhenitsyn's work. Mahoney demonstrates the tremendous, yet often unappreciated, impact of Solzhenitsyn's writing on twentieth century thinking through an examination of the writer's profoundly important critique of communist totalitarianism in a judicious and original mix of western and Russian, Christian and classical wisdom.

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Mahoney understands Solzhenitsyn as very few do, and he orients the great writer for us all. This is a book that should destroy the myth of Solzhenitsyn as an autocrat, a theocrat, a right-winger, etc. And it is as exquisitely written as it is conceived. A real pearl of a volume.--Jay Nordlinger

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Brief Chronology of Solzhenitsyn's Life and Workp. xi
Introductory Note: Taking Solzhenitsyn Seriouslyp. 1
The One True Progress: Solzhenitsyn's Alternative to Modern Liberalismp. 19
The Experience of Totalitarianism and the Recovery of Naturep. 41
True and False Liberalism: Stolypin and His Enemies in August 1914p. 65
The Ascent from Modernity: "Repentance and Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations"p. 99
The Physiognomy of Liberty: Solzhenitsyn's "Tocquevillian" Defense of Local Self-Governmentp. 135
Concluding Reflection: The Soul between Politics and Eternityp. 157
Bibliographical Notep. 173
Indexp. 175
About the Authorp. 181
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ISBN: 9780742521131
ISBN-10: 0742521133
Series: 20th Century Political Thinkers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 28th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.3