Mark Lilla: The Shipwrecked Mind. On Political Reaction

Mark Lilla: The Shipwrecked Mind. On Political Reaction
3 november, 2017 Hedengrens

The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone shipwrecked in the rapidly changing present, and suffering from nostalgia for an idealized past and an apocalyptic fear that history is rushing toward catastrophe. And like the revolutionary his political engagements are motivated by highly developed ideas.  

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Mark Lilla är professor of Humanities vid Columbia University i New York. Bildkälla: history.columbia.edu