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Sorel, Georges, translated by John and Charlotte Stanley with a foreword by Robert A. Nisbet and an introduction by John Stanley

The illusions of progress 146562

University of California Press, Berkeley. 1969, li, 222p., foreword, introduction, prefaces, extensive footnotes, index, very good first English-language edition based on the first and second French editions, in cloth boards gilt and dust jacket; jacket slightly edgeworn, a clean sound near-fine copy. "Sorel, an implacable enemy of the modern bourgeois state, recognizes in the idea of progress not only an optimistic illusion but a heavy weapon of class warfare..the idea of progress formed an essential part of the justification and defense of the rising administrative classes in France;" from dj text. "He began as an advocate of labor unions..but became more partial to royalist and nationalist ideas...a radical thinker who is yet not easily pigeonholed as an extremist of the Left or Right"

Cat.No: 154053

Price: $15.00

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