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ISBN-13: 978-0415119627 ISBN-10: 0415119626 Edition: New Ed

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  • Paperback: 824 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; New Ed edition (March 27, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415119626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415119627
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 6.6 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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This self-avowedly "old-fashioned...ac-count of great texts" begins with the Greeks and closes with modern reactions to liberalism; Hegel and Marx; "irrationalists" Pareto, Michels, LeBon, Freud, and the Fascists; and "anti-rationalists" Maurras and Oakeshotte. In a brief epilog, McClelland (politics, Univ. of Nottingham, England) comments on the collapse of dialog in our Nietzschean age. The author intentionally skimps on scholarly apparatus: there are few notes, bibliographies are brief, and citations from original texts are few and far between. And therein lies the rub. Although McClelland's insights are often good, at times even original, he fails to call in the thinkers' words to support his own arguments about their ideas and intent. Not until Chapter 11 (on Hobbes) does he even quote a thinker he discusses; half of the chapters are devoid of citation. The book reads like a set of lectures waiting for the illustrations that would flesh it out. Without these illustrations, the book is fatally flawed. Not recommended.?David Keymer, California State Univ., Stanislaus
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McClelland presents a comprehensive study, discussing and in some cases attempting to revise the canon of Western political thought from ancient Greece through the modern world. - Journal of the History of Behavioral Sciences, Vol 36(3), 303-306, Summer 2000.

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Richard L. King on April 8, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Non-specialists often shun political philosophy because the primary texts can be unbearably dull. Is there anyone, save the Marxian fanatic, who would argue that Karl Marx wrote with clarity and grace? English speaking readers often find even the great English political philosophers, such as John Stuart Mill, to be somniferous. Thus, a well-written history of Western political philosophy is not only welcome, but it is a relief. McClelland's "A History of Western Political Thought" is such a book. McClelland not only writes well, but he presents the story of political philosophy in an interesting and enjoyable way. Both the specialist and the general reader will profit from this book.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 1999
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This history of political thought (broadly understood) in the west from the classical greeks to today is superb. Using plain language, McClelland surveys the different ideas about society that has occurred in the west for the last 2500 years, why these ideas were developed in the first place, against what they were reacting, etc. In a way, this book is much more a history of culture and civilization than a history of politics.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Granados on December 21, 2006
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This is a great book to gain a better understanding of the various concepts of western politcal thought...its sparknotes for any poli sci major, but on an intellectual level...its a great book.
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