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Published: 23 November 1989

384 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195058758

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The Truth in Hell and Other Essays on Politics and Culture, 1935-1987

Hans Speier
Prologue by Arthur Vidich

This collection of seminal essays spans the pioneer sociologist's entire career and survey five areas of thought: social theory, war and militarism, public opinion and progaganda, the history of literature, and "the present and the future." Reflecting the range of his concerns and his experience as a refugee from Nazi Germany, Speier's writings examine honor and social structure, hero worship, psychological warfare, and Shakespeare's King Lear among many other topics.

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