"Thirty-five years ago few could have predicted that "The New Science of Politics" would be a best-seller by political theory standards. Compressed within the Draconian economy of the six Walgreen lectures is a complete theory of man, society, and history, presented at the most profound and intellectual level. . . . Voegelin's work] stands out in bold relief from much of what has passed under the name of political science in recent decades. . . . The New Science is aptly titled, for Voegelin makes clear at the outset that a 'return to the specific content' of premodern political theory is out of the question. . . . The subtitle of the book, An Introduction, clearly indicates that The New Science of Politics is an invitation to join the search for the recovery of our full humanity."--From the new Foreword by Dante Germino
"This book must be considered one of the most enlightening essays on the character of European politics that has appeared in half a century. . . . This is a book powerful and vivid enough to make agreement or disagreement with even its main thesis relatively unimportant."--"Times Literary Supplement"
"Voegelin . . . is one of the most distinguished interpreters to Americans of the non-liberal streams of European thought. . . . He brings a remarkable breadth of knowledge, and a historical imagination that ranges frequently into brilliant insights and generalizations."--Francis G. Wilson, "American Political Science Review"
"This book is beautifully constructed . . . his erudition constantly brings a startling illumination."--Martin Wright, "International Affairs"
"A ledestar to thinking men who seek a restoration of political science on the classicand Christian basis . . . a significant accomplishment in the retheorization of our age."--Anthony Harrigan, "Christian Century "
Series: Walgreen Foundation Lecture
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 1st January 1987
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 74
Edition Type: New edition