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Author Stewart, Iain, 1979-
Title Raymond Aron and liberal thought in the twentieth century / Iain Stewart, University College London.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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Author Stewart, Iain, 1979-
Series Ideas in context ; 124.
Ideas in context ; 124.
Subject Aron, Raymond, 1905-1983.
Political science -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
Liberalism -- France -- History -- 20th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Raymond Aron is widely regarded as the most important figure in the history of twentieth-century French liberalism. Yet his status within the history of liberal thought has been more often proclaimed than explained. Though he is frequently lauded as the inheritor of France's liberal tradition, Aron's formative influences were mostly non-French and often radically anti-liberal thinkers. This book explains how, why, and with what consequences he belatedly defined and aligned himself with a French liberal tradition. It also situates Aron within the larger histories of Cold War liberalism and decolonization, re-evaluating his contribution to debates over totalitarianism, the end of ideology, and the Algerian War. By exposing the enduring importance of Aron's student political engagements for the development of his thought, Iain Stewart challenges the prevailing view of Aron's early intellectual trajectory as a journey from naive socialist idealism to mature liberal realism, offering a new critical perspective on one of the twentieth century's most influential intellectuals"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 11, 2019).
ISBN 9781108695879 electronic book
1108695876 electronic book
9781108607612 electronic book
1108607616 electronic book
9781108484442 hardcover
9781108735865 paperback
OCLC # 1121443234
Additional Format Print version: Stewart, Iain, 1979- Raymond Aron and liberal thought in the twentieth century Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020. 9781108484442 (DLC) 2019035785.

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