Paul Hollander Publishes Book, 'From Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship'

From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez; Paul Hollander

Emeritus faculty member Paul Hollander recently published the book, "From Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship."

Published by Cambridge University Press, Hollander shows that although it is true that Western “intellectuals” have not always been wrong about dictators fighting for a supposedly “brighter future,” usually (though not always) of the non-capitalist variety, they have been wrong often enough to make one wonder if there is some sort of elective affinity between “deep thinkers” and despots promising to make the world a much, much better place. According to Hollander, there is.

» Check out more about the book and an interview with New Books Network.

July 3, 2017