TITLE

The end of the age of isms

AUTHOR(S)
Marks, John
PUB. DATE
June 1994
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;6/6/94, Vol. 116 Issue 22, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines how Western Europe's age of revolutions and final solutions is over. How political enthusiasm of every kind--left, right and center--has evaporated in Western Europe; Age of utopian vision and universal revolutions that has ended; Political idealism that is exhausted; Examples.
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9406017602

 

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