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Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Isaiah Berlin

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Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780199249893
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598807 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019924989X.003.0002
 Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

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This essay examines the origins of three political doctrines of the twentieth‐century—Communism, Fascism, and Marxism—which Berlin linked through attributing to them the assumption that human life tended in ‘only one direction’. He contrasted this briefly with his own view that human goals were really various and ‘at times incompatible’.

Keywords: Isaiah Berlin; Communism; Fascism; Human Goals; Marxism; twentieth century

Chapter.  15964 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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