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War, Progress, and the End of History

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In this prophetic, millennial work, written by Russia's greatest philosopher at the end of the last century, the great task facing humanity as progress races to end history is the resistance to evil. Solovyov addresses what seem to him the three main trends of our time: economic materialism, Tolstoyan abstract moralism, and Nietzschean hubris--the first is already present, ...more
Kindle Edition, 166 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Lindisfarne Books
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Jan 10, 2015 Matt rated it it was amazing
In spite of the sesquipedalian title, this is actually a very quick, very gripping and indeed very thrilling page-turner - I know, it seems like a contradiction in terms for a book of political philosophy.

But the deliberately Platonic structure, using a debate between five characters (each representing a very specific theological perspective) as a launch point to talk about the nature of evil, the ethics of war, the fate of European civilisation and the meaning of human progress is incredibly b
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