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On Looking Into the Abyss: Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society

Authors: Himmelfarb, Gertrude
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS037070, HIS054000, PHI035000
ISBN: 9780307773081, Related ISBNs: 0307773086, 0679428267, 0679759239, 9780307773081, 9780679428268
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 224,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In these provocative essays, one of our most distinguished historians looks into the abyss of the present. Himmelfarb exposes the intellectual and spiritual impoverishment of some of our most fashionable current ideas--and shows how the vogue for historical structuralism has made it possible to trivialize the tragedy of the Holocaust.
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