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The Resource The Treason of the Intellectuals, Julien Benda

The Treason of the Intellectuals, Julien Benda

Label
The Treason of the Intellectuals
Title
The Treason of the Intellectuals
Statement of responsibility
Julien Benda
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Julien Benda's classic study of 1920s Europe resonates today. The "treason of the intellectuals" is a phrase that evokes much but is inherently ambiguous. The book bearing this title is well known but little understood. This edition is introduced by Roger Kimball. From the time of the pre-Socratics, intellectuals were a breed apart. They were non-materialistic knowledge-seekers who believed in a universal humanism and represented a cornerstone of civilized society. According to Benda, this all began to change in the early twentieth century. In Europe in the 1920s, intellectuals began abandoning their attachment to traditional philosophical and scholarly ideals, and instead glorified particularisms and moral relativism. The "treason" of which Benda writes is the betrayal by the intellectuals of their unique vocation. He criticizes European intellectuals for allowing political commitment to insinuate itself into their understanding of the intellectual vocation, ushering the world into "the age of the intellectual organization of political hatreds." From the savage flowering of ethnic and religious hatreds in the Middle East and throughout Europe today to the mendacious demand for political correctness and multiculturalism on college campuses everywhere in the West, the treason of the intellectuals continues to play out its unedifying drama."--Provided by publisher
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Benda, Julien,
Dewey number
301.445
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Kimball, Roger
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  • Intellectuals
  • Nationalism
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
The Treason of the Intellectuals, Julien Benda
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1 The Modern Perfecting of Political Passions
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
  • chapter 2 Significance of this Movement--Nature of Political Passions
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
  • chapter 3 The "Clerks"--The Great Betrayal
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
  • chapter 4 Summary--Predictions
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
Control code
on1004363169
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351298605
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004363169
Label
The Treason of the Intellectuals, Julien Benda
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1 The Modern Perfecting of Political Passions
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
  • chapter 2 Significance of this Movement--Nature of Political Passions
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
  • chapter 3 The "Clerks"--The Great Betrayal
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
  • chapter 4 Summary--Predictions
  • Julien Benda Roger Kimball
Control code
on1004363169
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351298605
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004363169

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