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The Resource New world disorder : the Leninist extinction, Ken Jowitt

New world disorder : the Leninist extinction, Ken Jowitt

Label
New world disorder : the Leninist extinction
Title
New world disorder
Title remainder
the Leninist extinction
Statement of responsibility
Ken Jowitt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Communism, or as Ken Jowitt prefers, Leninism, has attracted, repelled, mystified, and terrified millions for nearly a century. In his brilliant, timely, and controversial study, New World Disorder, Jowitt identifies and interprets the extraordinary character of Leninist regimes, their political corruption, extinction, and highly unsettling legacy. Earlier attempts to grasp the essence of Leninism have treated the Soviet experience as either a variant of or alien to Western history, an approach that robs Leninism of much of its intriguing novelty. Jowitt instead takes a "polytheist" approach, Weberian in tenor and terms, comparing the Leninist to the liberal experience in the West, rather than assimilating it or alienating it. Approaching the Leninist phenomenon in this spirit emphasizes how powerful the imperatives set by the West for the rest of the world are as sources of emulation, assimilation, rejection, and adaption; how unyielding premodern forms of identification, organization, and action are; how novel, powerful, and dangerous charisma as a mode of organized identity and action can be. The first six essays reject the fundamental assumptions about social change that inform the work of modernization theorists. Written between 1974 and 1990, they are, we know now, startlingly prescient. The last three essays, written in early 1991, are the most controversial: they will be called alarmist, pessimistic, apocalyptic. They challenge the complacent, optimistic, and self-serving belief that the world is being decisively shaped in the image of the West--that the end of history is at hand. The progression from essay to essay is lucid and coherent. Jowitt crafts stunningly apt metaphors to build his theme, drawing from such disparate sources as Weber, Marx, and Durkheim, on the one hand, and Shakespeare, the Bible, Walter Lippmann, Agatha Christie, William James, Tacitus, and Lewis Carroll, on the other
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jowitt, Kenneth
Dewey number
321.9/2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
JC474
LC item number
.J69 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communist state
  • Political culture
  • Communism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Communism
  • Communist state
  • Political culture
  • Communist countries
Label
New world disorder : the Leninist extinction, Ken Jowitt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Moscow Centre"
  • 6.
  • Gorbachev: Bolshevik Or Menshevik?
  • 7.
  • The Leninist Extinction
  • 8.
  • The Leninist Legacy
  • 9.
  • A World Without Leninism
  • 1.
  • The Leninist Phenomenon
  • 2.
  • Political Culture in Leninist Regimes
  • 3.
  • Inclusion
  • 4.
  • Neotraditionalism
Control code
42330800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520913783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42330800
Label
New world disorder : the Leninist extinction, Ken Jowitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • "Moscow Centre"
  • 6.
  • Gorbachev: Bolshevik Or Menshevik?
  • 7.
  • The Leninist Extinction
  • 8.
  • The Leninist Legacy
  • 9.
  • A World Without Leninism
  • 1.
  • The Leninist Phenomenon
  • 2.
  • Political Culture in Leninist Regimes
  • 3.
  • Inclusion
  • 4.
  • Neotraditionalism
Control code
42330800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 342 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520913783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42330800

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