With engaging wit and subtle irony, Albert Hirschman maps the diffuse and treacherous world of reactionary rhetoric in which conservative public figures. Editorial Reviews. Review. Propelled by an ecumenical motive–to explain the ‘ massive, Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy – Kindle edition by Albert O. Hirschman. Hirschman wrote the Rhetoric of Reaction . In this book Keywords: sustainable development; Albert O. Hirschman; pragmatism; planning;.
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Hirschman took pleasure in small ideas rather than immense ideologies and was skeptical albertt theory. Then, to a lesser degree, it turns to the progressive side. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.
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Hirschmanwhich styles the rhetoric of conservativism in opposition to social change as consisting of three narratives: The Challenge of Liberty: Great analysis of the foundation of right wing arguments.
His writing is poetic — not florid but closely observed — which may baffle Hirschman’s colleagues in the fields of economics rhetorc social science, who expect arcane mathematical abstractions and general rules or principles.
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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Law, Legislation and Liberty, Volume 3. I think the three theses do not in fact cleave as cleanly as Hirschman wants them to. Far more efficient to argue that welfare will make people poor, that affirmative action will disenfranchise minorities, that antitrust will destroy competition.
How to write a great review. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Marshall identified with the advancement of civil, political and social rights of citizenship Finally, in a lightning turnabout, he shows that progressives are frequently apt to employ closely related rhetorical postures, which are as biased as their reactionary counterparts.
In the final chapter, Hirschman takes the opposite tack and discusses progressive narratives which are equally simplistic and flawed. Would you like us to take another look at this review?
Unfortunately, Hirschman doesn’t address these issues, so if you’re interested in exploring them you will need to look elsewhere. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Although the book looks alberh historical issues and arguments used over the last years, you recognize the same rhetoric being used by current politicians and Facebook commentators today.
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Leave a Reply Cancel reply. For those who aspire to the genuine dialogue that characterizes a truly democratic society, Hirschman points out that both types of rhetoric function, in effect, as contraptions designed to make debate impossible.
Contains detailed accounts of the particulars of history and how those details say, the rather rocky start to democracy in revolutionary France, and the corresponding cold feet across the channel influenced the patterns of argument used. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Finally, in a lightning turnabout, he shows that progressives are frequently apt to employ closely related rhetorical postures, which are as biased as their reactionary counterparts.
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Geoffrey Hawthorn New Republic Propelled by an ecumenical motive–to explain the ‘massive, stubborn, and exasperating otherness of others’, in this case conservative thinkers–and guided, as he himself muses, by ‘an inbred urge toward symmetry’, Albert Hirschman has written an enjoyable and profound book.
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