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The Rise and Fall of Elites by Vilfredo Pareto
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Jun 11, 2011

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bookshelves: political-theory, fascism, italy, socalism, conservatism, elites, sociology, christianity, religion, history

Remarkable little book that details the rise and fall of elites. Full of wonderful turns of phrases--does one give credit to Pareto, or to his translator? Pareto has little patience for anyone or any class. Still his TCFS attitude makes for a fun read. Also an interesting comparison between Christianity and Socialism; at times his criticism of modern religion (1860-present) seems like a contemporary screed against a moral therapeutic deism.

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