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The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century

 
 
 
 
The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century
Author: Fran├žois Furet
ISBN 13: 9780226273419
ISBN 10: 226273415
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2000-12-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 600
List Price: $35.00
 
 

Written by one of the twentieth century's preeminent historians, Le passé d'une illusion is a penetrating history of the ideological passions that have fueled and characterized the modern era.

The New York Times Book Review - Mark Lilla

Furet sets the stage for the rise of the Communist idea by returning to the French Revolution and describing the tension between the bourgeois world it created in economics and politics and the antibourgeois passions it bred in the human heart....[W]hat remains? In Furet's view, less than nothing: "All that remains of the regimes born" of the October Revolution "is what they sought to destroy."