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The Ideology of Tyranny

Bataille, Foucault, and the Postmodern Corruption of Political Dissent

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Guido Giacomo Preparata
    Pages 1-10
  3. Guido Giacomo Preparata
    Pages 11-21
  4. Guido Giacomo Preparata
    Pages 23-27
  5. Guido Giacomo Preparata
    Pages 29-34
  6. Guido Giacomo Preparata
    Pages 35-79
  7. Guido Giacomo Preparata
    Pages 81-107
  8. Guido Giacomo Preparata
    Pages 213-216
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 217-257

About this book


The book ascribes the late state of paralysis affecting dissent in America to the adoption of a peculiar gospel of divisiveness, which was promoted in the Eighties by importing from France the "theories" of philosopher Michel Foucault.


corruption Leo Strauss Michel Foucault social science

About the authors

GUIDO GIACOMO PREPARATA Associate Professor at the University of Washington, USA.

Bibliographic information


' The Ideology of Tyranny exposes a bankrupt mode of thought, clearing the way for a re-invigorated philosophy and social science of unembarrassed fealty to centrality and truth. What's more, it is an entertaining read, thoroughly unpretentious, jargon-free, and marked by scintillating argument. Preparata makes a compelling, unique and truly remarkable contribution to our understanding of postmodernism, and especially Foucault.' - David MacGregor, Professor of Sociology at King's University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada, and author of The Communist Ideal in Hegel and Marx