by Locker Room contributor
AUTHOR: Jouvenel, Bertrand de
is the primary menace to peace, freedom, and civilization–such is the
lesson we learn from the great works of literature, philosophy, and
history. Why then do we tolerate it? Where did it come from? How did it
come to be unleashed in such fury in the last century and this? What
can we expect can be done to curb it?
These are the themes of this erudite treatise, of which F.A. Hayek said
when it appeared in 1948: “his picture of one of the great historical
forces is a work of art.”
Bertrand De Jouvenel, scholar and liberal aristocrat, provides a
His theme is the steady expansion of power, its pyschological roots,
This is a challenging and serious work of historical analytics. No one
Hardbound: 444 pp.