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Great books, bad arguments

W. G. Runciman

Great books, bad arguments

Republic, Leviathan, & the Communist manifesto

by W. G. Runciman

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementW. G. Runciman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJA71 .R86 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 127 p. ;
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24547322M
ISBN 109780691144764
LC Control Number2009039248

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Ramona Great books Well, let's just say he's got a few rules which says, look, the ruler can't go too far Great books he had to go far enough, and a kingdom divided in itself cannot stand, he's not going to share power between the institution and other institutions in the society, for example. In this view, because summary-level knowledge is common, you can get a competitive advantage by having read works in greater depth. You don't have to be a fully paid-up Marxist who believes in the whole later theories for which Marx was famous, the labour theory of value and so on, to read the manifesto and share some of the anger which comes through and is meant to come through. Ramona Koval: You raise the question; he was wrong about the future but was he wrong about the past?


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Great Books, Bad Arguments: Republic, Leviathan and The Communist Manifesto

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