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Published by Transaction Publishers in New Brunswick, NJ .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Intellectuals.,
  • Nationalism.,
  • Philosophy, Modern.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-244).

StatementJulien Benda ; with a new introduction by Roger Kimball ; translated by Richard Aldington.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM213 .B44 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxii, 244 p. ;
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17951812M
ISBN 101412806232
LC Control Number2006050059

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