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The Power of Emotion in Politics, Philosophy, and Ideology

  • Authors
  • Hanna┬áSamir┬áKassab

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 1-24
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-26
    2. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 27-44
    3. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 45-61
    4. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 63-79
    5. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 81-98
  4. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-100
    2. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 101-123
    3. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 125-144
    4. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 145-164
  5. Conclusion

    1. Hanna Samir Kassab
      Pages 185-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-219

About this book

Introduction

This book defines political ideology as a structural force that combines ideas, emotion, and people for the purpose of transforming political discourse. It advances a theoretical proposition concerning the creation of alternative modes of governance and proposes a general theory explains the reasons for the creation of political ideologies as an escape from perceived injustice. The theory also explains democracy's success and the failure of Communism and the Fascism. The purpose of any political ideology, whether Democracy, Fascism (and its varieties), or Communism, is to escape human suffering by combining ideas, emotion, and people in the production of fundamental societal change. Ideologies must possess these three variables to attain the necessary power to succeed as a political force. Power gives the ideology the structural ability to transform society, trapping the once free individual into the ideology.

Keywords

American Foreign Policy Islamism Neoconservative Foreign Policy Zionism communism democracy fascism history ideologies interest groups international relations philosophy political organization political science politics Emotions communism democracy emotion foreign policy Ideologie international relations Islamism National Socialism nationalism Policy political philosophy political science politics

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