From Plato to NATO

From Plato to NATO

The Idea of the West and Its Opponents

Book - 1998
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Analyzing European civilization's legacy from its inception, the text assesses historical accounts of the West and argues that while often attacked as a cover for exploitation, its legitimacy/unity appears to contain both the rationality of the enlightenment and the mythological visions of fascism.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c1998
ISBN: 9780684827896
0684827891
Branch Call Number: 909.09812 GRESS
Characteristics: xiv, 610 p. ; 25 cm

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AL_HOLLYR Aug 31, 2017

A classic book in the field of intellectual history.

In this ambitious work, Gress advances a new interpretation of the West and its historical and political origins. Arguing against the notion that Western intellectual history can be traced as a straight line from Plato to Nato, Gress sugg... Read More »


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AL_HOLLYR Aug 31, 2017

A classic book in the field of intellectual history.

In this ambitious work, Gress advances a new interpretation of the West and its historical and political origins. Arguing against the notion that Western intellectual history can be traced as a straight line from Plato to Nato, Gress suggests a more complex and multifaceted account of Western ideals.

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