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Delusion: Internal Dimensions of Political Life
Delusion: Internal Dimensions of Political Life
By James M. Glass
University of Chicago Press, 1985, 270 pp.

A tour de force in which the author, a political scientist, compares the inner world of the schizophrenic (who represents unsocialized or "desocialized" mankind) and the classic political theories, mainly those of Hobbes and Rousseau, in order to make a general statement about human nature and "reality." It's an interesting idea, and the author develops it with no end of ingenuity, but the links he tries to show between delusional ideas and political ideas seem, perhaps fortunately, rather tenuous.