Foreign Affairs Plus: The Clash of Ideas

This Plus collection includes the abridged version of our new eBook, The Clash of Ideas: The Ideological Battles that Made the Modern World- And Will Shape the Future, as well as an video from Editor Gidon Rose and PDF downloads of full articles by Harold Laski (September 1923), Benedetto Croce (October 1932), and Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama (March/April 2011).

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Clash of Ideas CoverDownload the abridged eBook, The Clash of Ideas: The Ideological Battles that Made the Modern World- And Will Shape the Future
January 2012
This special collection drawn from the archives of Foreign Affairs traces, in real time, the great intellectual debates that defined the twentieth century-and are molding the twenty-first. Also featuring new essays, including works by Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs, and Francis Fukuyama, author of the End of History, this intellectual narrative explains how and why modern politics look the way they do, and where we go from here.

Download "Lenin and Mussolini" by Harold J. Laski
September 1923
The Communist and Fascist seizures of power in Russia and Italy highlight the challenge facing modern democratic governments -- making sure the masses benefit enough to support the system.

Download "Of Liberty" by Benedetto Croce
October 1932
Totalitarianism may have the present, but freedom has the future -- and eternity.

Download "The Post-Washington Consensus" by Nancy Birdsall and Francis Fukuyama
March/April 2011
The recent global financial crisis-unlike the Great Depression-has not spawned a fundamental ideological challenge so much as a rediscovery that uncontrolled markets are volatile and dangerous.

 

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