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Politics News: Irrationalism in Politics

It has been over a half-century since the heralded British political theorist Michael Oakeshott published his most acclaimed work, Rationalism in Politics. Oakeshott put forward the thesis that since the 18th century the culture and politics of the West have come to operate under the sway of a rational mode of thinking, one in which…



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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:06:00 GMT

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