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The Resource Wrong turnings : how the left got lost, Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Wrong turnings : how the left got lost, Geoffrey M. Hodgson

Label
Wrong turnings : how the left got lost
Title
Wrong turnings
Title remainder
how the left got lost
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey M. Hodgson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Left is in crisis. Despite global economic turbulence, left-wing political parties in many countries have failed to make progress in part because they have grown too ideologically fragmented. Today, the term Left is associated with state intervention and public ownership, but this has little in common with the original meaning of the term. What caused what we mean by the Left to change, and how has that hindered progress? With Wrong-Turnings, Geoffrey M. Hodgson tracks changes in the meaning of the Left and offers suggestions for how the Left might reclaim some of its core values. The term Left originated during the French Revolution, when revolutionaries sought to abolish the monarchy and privilege and to introduce a new society based on liberty, equality, fraternity, and universal rights. Over time, however, the meaning radically changed, especially through the influence of socialism and collectivism. Hodgson argues that the Left must rediscover its roots in the Enlightenment and readopt Enlightenment values it has abandoned, such as those concerning democracy and universal human rights. Only then will it be prepared to address contemporary problems of inequality and the survival of democracy. Possible measures could include enhanced educational provisions, a guaranteed basic income, and a viable mechanism for fair distribution of wealth. Wrong Turnings is a truly pathbreaking work from one of our most prolific and respected institutional theorists. It will change our understanding of how the left got lost
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hodgson, Geoffrey Martin
Dewey number
320.53
Index
index present
LC call number
JA83
LC item number
.H625 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Liberalism
  • Democracy
  • Socialism
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Socialism
Label
Wrong turnings : how the left got lost, Geoffrey M. Hodgson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-269) 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
Progressive radicalism before the left -- The French revolution and the original left -- Thomas Paine and the rights of man -- Socialism's wrong responses to the right problems -- Marxism's wrong turnings: class war and wholesale collectivization -- Down the slippery slope to totalitarianism -- Keeping left: in defence of democracy and individual rights -- After Vietnam: the left descends into cultural relativism -- Final full turn: the left condones reactionary religion -- Two open letters to friends -- Capitalism and beyond: toward a new old left
Control code
976264101
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780226505886
Lccn
2017029424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)976264101
Label
Wrong turnings : how the left got lost, Geoffrey M. Hodgson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-269) 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
Progressive radicalism before the left -- The French revolution and the original left -- Thomas Paine and the rights of man -- Socialism's wrong responses to the right problems -- Marxism's wrong turnings: class war and wholesale collectivization -- Down the slippery slope to totalitarianism -- Keeping left: in defence of democracy and individual rights -- After Vietnam: the left descends into cultural relativism -- Final full turn: the left condones reactionary religion -- Two open letters to friends -- Capitalism and beyond: toward a new old left
Control code
976264101
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9780226505886
Lccn
2017029424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)976264101

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