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The Vestibule of Hell
by Hugh Graham
The terms "left" and "right" have become ingrained in our minds -- in politics, economics, social theory, and in everyday life. But, as Hugh Graham argues in this fascinating book, these concepts have always distorted and limited the way we think about politics and ourselves -- and this is true today more than ever. Socialism versus capitalism, collectivism versus individu ...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published April 24th 2001 by Stoddart
(first published April 2001)
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Inspired by Roberto Calasso's The Ruin of Kasch , and drawing upon a vast, eclectic, and ingeniously interpreted body of reference material, Hugh Graham—a relatively unknown Canadian journalist possessing remarkable acumen and writing chops—set out to deconstruct and analyse the dualism that has infected Western thought, and its pervasive and insidious effect upon religion, culture, politics, and philosophy, from the dawn of civilization through to our own confused, hyperactive, and globalized ...more