Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas (Paperback)
  • Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas (Paperback)

Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 01/05/2007
  • Can be ordered from our supplier

Delivered within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Eminent historian and new left thinker takes on leading conservative, liberal and socialist thinkers in one iconoclastic volume. "Spectrum" offers a critical survey of the ideas of rival intellectual groupings from the far right, the liberal center and the Marxist left, rarely considered in the same optic. The book opens with a comparative examination of four remarkable minds of the radical right: Michael Oakeshott, Friedrich Hayek, Leo Strauss and Carl Schmitt. In the liberal and social-democratic center, it considers John Rawls, Jurgen Habermas and Norberto Bobbio. On the Marxist left, it assesses the work of three major historians: Edward Thompson, Robert Brenner and Eric Hobsbawm, and a great philologist, Sebastiano Timpanaro. Each is considered against the historical background - institutional as well as intellectual - that set the context of their ideas. Also considered is the impact of the most widely read periodicals that deal with ideas today, the "Times Literary Supplement", "New York Review of Books" and "London Review of Books".

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844671359

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?

Review us on Trustpilot