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The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics Lilla, M. 2003

This is a collection of essays by Mark Lilla published in The New York Review of Books. Lilla examines several 20th century European intellectuals, asking why they were supportive of, or sympathetic to, authoritarian and repressive regimes. Among the thinkers dissected are: Martin Heidegger, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin, Alexandre Kojeve, Michael Foucault, and Jacques Derrida.

Intellectual history at its best. Recommended for anyone who enjoys the writings of Paul Berman.

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