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The End of Ideology

On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas in the Fifties, with "The Resumption of History in the New Century"

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$34.00 • £26.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674004269

Publication: October 2000

Academic Trade

540 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Named by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since the end of World War II, The End of Ideology has been a landmark in American social thought, regarded as a classic since its first publication in 1962.

Daniel Bell postulated that the older humanistic ideologies derived from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were exhausted, and that new parochial ideologies would arise. In a new introduction to the 2000 edition, he argues that with the end of communism, we are seeing a resumption of history, a lifting of the heavy ideological blanket and the return of traditional ethnic and religious conflicts in the many regions of the former socialist states and elsewhere.