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Democracy and leadership / Irving Babbitt ; foreword by Russell Kirk.


Indianapolis : Liberty Classics, [1978] .
ISBN 0913966541, 091396655X

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Subjects Democracia.
Democracy.
Démocratie.
États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement.
Humanism.
Political science.
Politics and government
Política -- Filosofía.
Pouvoir.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States.
Description 390 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1952
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-376) and index.
Summary Irving Babbitt was a leader of the intellectual movement called American Humanism, or the New Humanism, and a distinguished professor of French literature at Harvard. "Democracy and Leadership", first published in 1924, is his only directly political book, and in it he applies the principles of humanism to the civil social order. Babbitt rejects all deterministic philosophies of history, whether they be the older type found in Saint Augustine or Bossuet, which tends to make of man the puppet of God, or the new type, which tends in all its varieties to make of man the puppet of nature. He offers a compelling critique of unchecked majoritarianism and addresses the great problem of how to discover leaders with standards.
Contents The types of political thinking --- Rousseau and the idyllic imagination --- Burke and the moral imagination --- Democracy and imperialism --- Europe and Asia --- True and false liberals --- Democracy and standards.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4498446
(OCoLC)ocm04498446
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Babbitt, Irving, 1865-1933.
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