The New Science of Politics
by Eric Voegelin;Dante L Germino (9780226861142)

The New Science of Politics
 
Eric Voegelin;Dante L Germino
Release Date: 15 January 1987
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 210
Category: Political Science & Theory
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226861142
ISBN-10: 0226861147




"Thirty-five years ago few could have predicted that "The New Science of Politics" would be a best-seller by political theory standards. Compressed within the Draconian economy of the six Walgreen lectures is a complete theory of man, society, and history, presented at the most profound and intellectual level. . . . Voegelin's [work] stands out in bold relief from much of what has passed under the name of political science in recent decades. . . . The New Science is aptly titled, for Voegelin makes clear at the outset that a 'return to the specific content' of premodern political theory is out of the question. . . . The subtitle of the book, An Introduction, clearly indicates that The New Science of Politics is an invitation to join the search for the recovery of our full humanity."--From the new Foreword by Dante Germino "This book must be considered one of the most enlightening essays on the character of European politics that has appeared in half a century. . . . This is a book powerful and vivid enough to make agreement or disagreement with even its main thesis relatively unimportant."--"Times Literary Supplement " "Voegelin . . . is one of the most distinguished interpreters to Americans of the non-liberal streams of European thought. . . . He brings a remarkable breadth of knowledge, and a historical imagination that ranges frequently into brilliant insights and generalizations."--Francis G. Wilson, "American Political Science Review " "This book is beautifully constructed . . . his erudition constantly brings a startling illumination."--Martin Wright, "International Affairs " "A ledestar to thinking men who seek a restoration of political science on the classic and Christian basis . . . a significant accomplishment in the retheorization of our age."--Anthony Harrigan, "Christian Century "

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