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"A horribly funny book...to be kept close at hand and reread whenever we are told of a land where...the human soul is re-engineered and human nature uplifted."
—The Washington Post
"Professor Hollander has produced a book of illumination which is to a high degree entertaining...[he] brings to his task a useful detachment."
—Edward Crankshaw, The Observer (London)
"An important and timely book that will be widely read, reread and debated for years."
—William J. Wilson. University of Chicago
Paul Hollander is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and center associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. His books include Political Pilgrims, The Many Faces of Socialism, and Soviet and American Society: A Comparison.
I read this book for my journalism history research paper on the China-U.S. relations in early 1970s and its portray in U.S. media. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Whit a never ending crisis between Russia and the world, to read this book is a must. Political pilgrims are at work again. This time for Mr Putin.Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer, Washington DC
Western intellectuals like to think of themselves as men and women of reason who are better than common people. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dennis
Hollander does a fine job of describing the silliness of Western intellectuals and their infatuation with the Soviet and other communist systems. Read morePublished 23 months ago by John Desmond
Hollander's background is that of a Hungarian exile and as any exile of Communism, he explored the exasperating mindset of many Westerners. Read morePublished on January 8, 2009 by Ciprian E. Ivanof
Hollander hits an important nail on its head. Many members of the intellectual left have a horrible track record of either excusing or turning a blind eye to the brutality of... Read morePublished on April 4, 2008 by D. W. MacKenzie
This is an awesome book which helps the reader understand why intellectuals always seem to be on the wrong side of history. Read morePublished on March 20, 2006 by Ms barbara
25 years ago, "Political Pilgrims" documented beyond any doubt the willing self-deception of intellectuals in love with the totalitarian regimes in Cuba, China, the Soviet Union... Read morePublished on February 8, 2005 by idle hands