The Revolutionary Ascetic: Evolution of a Political Type

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The Revolutionary Ascetic: Evolution of a Political Type

By Bruce Mazlish
Basic Books, 1976
261 pp. $11.95
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The theme of this provocative psycho-history is that the needs of modernizing revolutions have thrust to the fore a special kind of modern political type, the revolutionary ascetic: Cromwell, Robespierre, Lenin, and Mao.