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Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the 20th Century

Hook, Sidney

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ISBN 10: 0881843997 / ISBN 13: 9780881843996
Published by Carroll & Graf Pub
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Title: Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the 20th ...

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub


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One of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century details the events of his career and describes meetings with people who have shaped the philosophical and political character of recent history

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In this lengthy, eventful and intellectual autobiography, Hook charts his conversion from communist fellow-traveler to outspoken anti-Marxist and opponent of Soviet expansionism. He blasts Irving Howe and other liberals who, he charges, have concealed their leftist pasts. Calling his own early socialism a substitute for religion, the academic philosopher recalls how Earl Browder, head of the U.S. Communist Party, tried to enlist him as a spy. His firsthand impressions of key figures in the Alger Hiss case will undoubtedly stir controversy. Hook's running debate on world politics with Albert Einstein is recreated here in an exchange of letters. His battles with Sartre, Brecht, Edmund Wilson and Erich Fromm are relived blow by blow. Hook's stated belief that the U.S.S.R. is responsible for starting and sustaining the Cold War is reflected on every page.
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