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Hollander, Paul 1932-

Works: 192 works in 535 publications in 5 languages and 12,142 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Recipient, Honoree, Performer
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Most widely held works about Paul Hollander
Most widely held works by Paul Hollander
Political will and personal belief : the decline and fall of Soviet communism by Paul Hollander( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Hollander focuses on the human aspects of the failure of Soviet communism. He examines how members of the Soviet political elite, leaders in communist Czechoslovakia and Hungary, high-ranking officials in agencies of control and coercion, and distinguished defectors and exiles experienced the erosion of ideals that undermined the political system they had once believed in."--Jacket
Political pilgrims : travels of Western intellectuals to the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba, 1928-1978 by Paul Hollander( Book )

49 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did so many distinguished Western Intellectuals--from G.B. Shaw to J.P. Sartre, and. closer to home, from Edmund Wilson to Susan Sontag - admire various communist systems, often in their most repressive historical phases? How could Stalin's Soviet Union, Mao's China, or Castro's Cuba appear at one time as both successful modernizing societies and the fulfillments of the boldest dreams of social justice? Why, at the same time, had these intellectuals so mercilessly judged and rejected their own Western, liberal cultures? What Impulses and beliefs prompted them to seek the realization of their ideals in distant, poorly known lands? How do their journeys fit into long-standing Western traditions of looking for new meaning In the non-Western world? These are some of the questions Paul Hollander sought to answer In his massive study that covers much of our century. His success is attested by the fact that the phrase "political pilgrim" has become a part of intellectual discourse. Even in the post-communist era the questions raised by this book remain relevant as many Western, and especially American intellectuals seek to come to terms with a world which offers few models of secular fulfillment and has tarnished the reputation of political Utopias. His new and lengthy introduction updates the pilgrimages and examines current attempts to find substitutes for the emotional and political energy that used to be invested in them. --
Soviet and American society : a comparison by Paul Hollander( Book )

33 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of violence in Soviet Russia by A. N I︠A︡kovlev( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander N. Yakovlev played a unique role in transforming the Soviet Union during the Gorbachev years. Yakovlev almost single-handedly invented the concept of perestroika and persuaded Gorbachev to pursue it, despite the cataclysmic changes he knew would ensue. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Yakovlev has devoted himself to understanding its tragic history. This book is the outcome of ten years of research and a lifetime of reflection on the evils of the system of which he was a part and which shaped the country he loves." "Through his privileged access to the Presidential Archives and other state and Party archives, Yakovlev is able to put Soviet history into unique perspective: like Churchill, he was both participant and witness. His direct personal experience of events and his interactions with important Soviet political figures lend an unprecedented vividness to the episodes in history that he describes. Indicting the Soviet system from its inception, Yakovlev focuses chapter by chapter on different groups of victims, including children, peasants, the intelligentsia, the churches and religious believers, forced laborers, Mensheviks, and Jews. In all, the author estimates that 60 million citizens were killed during the Soviet years and that millions more died of starvation. He unhesitatingly names those individuals who bear responsibility for these catastrophic deaths, bringing into sharper focus than ever before the facts, the perpetrators, and the events of the Soviet Union's years of terror."--Jacket
Anti-Americanism : critiques at home and abroad, 1965-1990 by Paul Hollander( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author "separates the justified critiques of the United States from anti-Americanism, which he defines as a biased predisposition against American society, culture, or U.S. foreign policy, an attitude he compares to other hostile predispositions such as sexism, racism, or anti-Semitism."--Jacket
American and Soviet society: a reader in comparative sociology and perception by Paul Hollander( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding anti-Americanism : its origins and impact at home and abroad( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although it has been a global phenomenon for decades before recent acts of massive violence, anti-Americanism has prompted few serious studies in English. This collection of original reports and observations seeks to explain its impact in areas throughout the world - why and how it flourishes or declines. The contributors bring to the book cultural and geographical expertise from a variety of nations and regions."--Jacket
Extravagant expectations : new ways to find romantic love in America by Paul Hollander( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proliferation of dating websites, printed personals and self-help relationship books reflect the new ways Americans seek close, personal relationships. Exposed to changing and often conflicting values, trends, and fashions--disseminated by popular culture, advertising and assorted "experts"--Americans face uncertainties about the best ways to meet important emotional and social needs. How do we establish lasting and intimate personal relationships including marriage? In Extravagant Expectations Paul Hollander investigates how Americans today pursue romantic relationships, with special refer
From the Gulag to the killing fields : personal accounts of political violence and repression in communist states( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a global phenomenon, the scale and character of communism is only now coming into focus. The opening of formerly inaccessible archives and landmark books such as The Black Book of Communism have helped to establish empirically the extent and brutality of Communist totalitarianism. But what about Communist terror as it was personally experienced by the dissidents, the so-called obstructionists who stood in the way of the Communists' efforts to create the new man of the socialist utopia? From the Gulag to the Killing Fields is another landmark volume--and the only one of its kind. Edited by renowned scholar of communism Paul Hollander, it gathers together more than forty dramatic personal memoirs of Communist violence and repression from political prisoners across the globe. From these compelling accounts several distinctive features of Communist political violence can be discerned. The most important, argues Hollander, is that communism was "violence with a higher purpose"--that is, it was devised and undertaken to create a historically superior social system that would not only abolish scarcity, exploitation, and inequality, but would also create a new and unique sense of community, social solidarity, and personal fulfillment. Nothing, of course, was allowed to stand in the way of this effort to radically and totally transform the human condition--least of all human beings. But, as Anne Applebaum notes in her foreword, human nature persisted: "Every person who entered the camps discovered qualities in themselves, both good and evil, that they hadn't previously known they had. Ultimately, that selfdiscovery is the true subject of most camp memoirs, and the true subject of this book."--
The only superpower : reflections on strength, weakness, and anti-Americanism by Paul Hollander( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in The Only Super Power deal with present day American Society_its problems, critiques, and perceptions at home and abroad_with special reference to mass culture, multiculturalism, and radical Islam. Other items examine the aftermath of and continued responses to the fall of Soviet communism and the remaining communist systems
Decline and discontent : communism and the West today by Paul Hollander( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lucid and thought-provoking volume, Paul Hollander juxtaposes and examines two apparently unrelated phenomena and their possible connections: the sudden and unexpected collapse of Communist systems during the late 1980s and the less spectacular erosion of social cohesion and cultural values in the West and primarily in the United States since the late 1960s. The first part of the book is devoted to the failures of communism, (or of "existing socialism") with special reference to malfunctioning characteristics of these states, focusing on the Soviet Union and Hungary. The author also examines in a broad comparative framework the patterns of deprivation and dissatisfaction these systems generate whenever they have been established. Among the sources of dissatisfaction and loss of legitimacy the author emphasizes not only the discrepancies between theory and practice, but--unlike many other students of such systems--also the part played by the implementation of Marxism-Leninism in the failures of these systems. He notes the paradox that while Western authors developed lively and detailed scenarios about the impending decline of the United States, few anticipated the crises and dramatic unravelling of Communist systems. The second part of the volume addresses the more elusive discontents found in the West and especially the United States, articulated by intellectuals, educators, and opinion makers. Here the author considers the possibility that a wide variety of highly personal discontents have in recent times taken social-political forms and found public expression. Specific topics in this section include the Institution for Policy Studies, an organization devoted to the production and dissemination of social criticism for over a quarter century; the hostility to Western cultural legacy and values in higher education disguised of late as "multicultural studies"; the possibility of new political pilgrimages after the attractions of Nicaragua waned; the pattern of responses and moral evasions on the Left associated with the unravelling of communism; the new antiwar movement inspired by the war with Iraq and its similarities to the antiwar movements of the Vietnam era. Decline and Discontent will be of interest to intellectual historians, political scientists, sociologists, and all those seeking a better understanding of the complex and contradictory political and cultural trends in the 1980s and beyond
The many faces of socialism : comparative sociology and politics by Paul Hollander( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Discontents : postmodern and postcommunist by Paul Hollander( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part 1: American Society and the Discontents of Postmodernity -- 1. Godfather II: The New American Tragedy -- 2. American Sociology and the Collapse of Communism -- 3. "Imagined Tyranny"? Political Correctness Reconsidered -- 4. The Attack on Science and Reason -- 5. Good Intentions and Unintended Consequences: A Critique of "Affirmative Action -- 6. Reassessing the Adversary Culture -- 7. The Durable Significance of the Political Pilgrimages -- 8. Nonconformist Intellectuals Today -- 9. The Pursuit of Identity, Community and Social Justice: The Cult of Victimhood Revisited -- 10. Saving Sociology? -- 11. Marxism and Western Intellectuals in the Postcommunist Era -- 12. Intellectuals and the War in Kosovo -- 13. Acknowledgements: Appearance and Reality in a Ritual of Academic Life -- Part 2: Soviet Communism: Its Fall and Aftermath -- 14. The Mystery of the Transformation of Communist Systems -- 15. Why Communism Collapsed in Eastern Europe -- 16. Moral Responses to the Great Mass Murders of Our Century -- 17. Digesting the Collapse of Communism: Responses of Western Intellectuals -- 18. Revisiting the "The Banality of Evil": Political Violence in Communist Systems -- 19. Growing Up in Communist Hungary -- 20. Thoughts on Travel in Russia -- 21. Western Views on Communism: Judgments and Misjudgments -- 22. Westernization and Anti-Americanism in Post-Communist Societies -- 23. The Cult of Personality in Communist States -- 24. The Crimes of Communism -- 25. Andre Gide and the Soviet Union: Infatuation and Disaffection -- Name Index -- Subject Index
The end of commitment : intellectuals, revolutionaries, and political morality by Paul Hollander( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seduction of some of the twentieth century's great thinkers by Communist ideology and ideals is one of the most intriguing stories in the history of that ill-fated century. How was it that these distinguished intellectuals, public figures, and revolutionaries could enlist in the service of ideas which, when put in practice, proved repressive? Much has been written about the durable attraction of communism; we know far less about the disillusionment it spawned. In The End of Commitment, the distinguished sociologist Paul Hollander investigates how and why those individuals who were attracted to communism finally abandoned the cause that moved them. His is the first book to take a comprehensive, historically comparative view of disillusionment with Communist ideologies and systems, both in the countries where they were introduced and in the West. Relying chiefly on the autobiographies and memoirs of defectors, exiles, and dissidents from Communist states (the Soviet Union, in Eastern Europe, and in the Third World) as well as similar writings of major Western figures, Mr. Hollander examines and compares the sources and expressions of this political disenchantment. Concentrating on the moral conflicts created by the clash of unrealized ideals and actual practice, The End of Commitment sheds new light on the failings and malfunctions of these systems that were fully grasped only by those who lived under them. In a final, provocative section, Mr. Hollander explores the attitudes of some distinguished Western intellectuals who resisted disillusionment and clung to their commitment in the face of a welter of discrediting information. In all, his book offers a new insight into the patterns and processes of political attitude formation, persistence, and change in different social and historical settings."--Publisher's website
Soviet hypocrisy and Western gullibility by Sidney Hook( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez : intellectuals and a century of political hero worship by Paul Hollander( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, political dictators were not only popular in their own countries, but were also admired by numerous highly educated and idealistic Western intellectuals. The objects of this political hero-worship included Benito Mussolini, Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro and more recently Hugo Chavez, among others. This book seeks to understand the sources of these misjudgements and misperceptions, the specific appeals of particular dictators, and the part played by their charisma, or pseudo-charisma. It sheds new light not only on the political disposition of numerous Western intellectuals - such as Martin Heidegger, Eric Hobsbawm, Norman Mailer, Ezra Pound, Susan Sontag and George Bernard Shaw - but also on the personality of those political leaders who encouraged, and in some instances helped to design, the cult surrounding their rise to dictatorship
Political violence : belief, behavior, and legitimation( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection of original essays and case studies about various types and aspects of contemporary political violence inspired by the pioneering work of Robert Conquest. The book focuses on the justification of such violence and on the connections between belief and behavior."--Jacket
Anti-Americanism : irrational & rational by Paul Hollander( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A letter from an Hollander, to one of his friends in Paris. Touching the underhand-proposals of peace made by France. Both in French and English by Paul Hollander( )

4 editions published in 1706 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political hospitality and tourism : Cuba and Nicaragua by Paul Hollander( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Political will and personal belief : the decline and fall of Soviet communism
Political pilgrims : travels of Western intellectuals to the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba, 1928-1978A century of violence in Soviet RussiaUnderstanding anti-Americanism : its origins and impact at home and abroadExtravagant expectations : new ways to find romantic love in AmericaFrom the Gulag to the killing fields : personal accounts of political violence and repression in communist statesThe only superpower : reflections on strength, weakness, and anti-AmericanismDiscontents : postmodern and postcommunistThe end of commitment : intellectuals, revolutionaries, and political morality
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Hollander, P.

Hollander, Paul

Hollander, Paul Joseph 1932-

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Paul Hollander sociologue américain

Холландер, Пол 1932-

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