With engaging wit and subtle irony, Albert Hirschman maps the diffuse and treacherous world of reactionary rhetoric in which conservative public figures. Editorial Reviews. Review. Propelled by an ecumenical motive–to explain the ‘ massive, Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy – Kindle edition by Albert O. Hirschman. Hirschman wrote the Rhetoric of Reaction . In this book Keywords: sustainable development; Albert O. Hirschman; pragmatism; planning;.
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The Rhetoric of Reaction
In each case he identifies three principal arguments invariably used: Four Theories of the Press. Pages to import images to Wikidata. If the events, in their fatality, have been such that a people does not find, or does not know how to find, its own entitlements in its annals, if no epoch of its history has left behind a rrhetoric national memory, then all the morals and all the archeology one can mobilize will not be able to endow that people with the faith it lacks nor with the attitudes this faith might have forged.
For those who aspire to the genuine dialogue that characterizes a truly democratic society, Hirschman points out that both types of rhetoric function, in effect, as contraptions designed to make debate impossible.
Contains detailed accounts of the particulars of history and how those details say, the rather rocky start to democracy in revolutionary France, and the corresponding cold feet across the channel influenced the patterns of argument used. Showing of 12 reviews. Mention the word exit at any gathering of social scientists, and everyone will free-associate with the idea that complex organizations reactiom processes renew themselves because people will leave for opportunities elsewhere instead of remaining and fighting for change.
In each case he identifies three principal arguments hirschmqn used–the theses of perversity, futility, and jeopardy. His study raises some unstated questions about the psychology of conservatism, the tendency of the populous to be drawn in by such arguments, and the ease with which they can be deployed hirschmam short soundbites making them ideal for a modern mass media.
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Albert O. Hirschman: The Rhetoric of Reaction
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Freedom of Speech — The Unreachable Mirage. Hirschmanwhich styles the rhetoric of conservativism in opposition to social change as consisting of three narratives: An interesting and well-reasoned account of “[T. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
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You’ve successfully reported this review. The Challenge of Liberty: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Such even-handedness is refreshing. Finally, in a lightning turnabout, he shows that progressives are frequently apt to employ closely related rhetorical postures, which are as biased as their reactionary counterparts. Item s unavailable for purchase.
The Moral Foundations of Politics. See if you have enough points for this item. Albert Hirschman was an amazing writer and his three slim books written for a general readership make their points with incredible efficiency. Democracy in What State? Futility is less hyperbolic and scary than the other two and so easily loses out.
It illuminates yesterday, today, and tomorrow This page was last edited on 30 Juneat No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. An attempt to categorize the principle arguments and rhetorical positions used by reactionaries to argue against such historical progressive reforms such as: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. According to the perversity thesis, any purposive action to improve some feature of the political, social, or economic order only serves to exacerbate the condition one wishes to remedy.
Futility often exists as a fallback position: Reavtion Liberalism for the 21st Century. Maybe this is just my own bias: Simple, elegant, and utterly specious.
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Set up a giveaway. I think Hirschman misses one significant reason why it is more successful than jeopardy.
For those who aspire to the genuine dialogue that characterizes a truly democratic society, Hirschman points out that both types of rhetoric function, in effect, as contraptions designed to make debate impossible. A Moral Compass for a Complex World. Buy the selected items together This item: