This book presents an overview of European political thought from the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1815 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 by placing the major ideas within their historical context, including discussions of major twentieth-century totalitarian movements.

part Part One|131 pages

From Elites to Masses

chapter 2|9 pages

Early Liberalism

chapter 3|6 pages

Hegel: From Civil Society to State

chapter 4|9 pages

Jacobin Equality and National Liberation

chapter 5|10 pages

Democracy, Society, and Liberalism

chapter 6|9 pages

Liberal Democracy

chapter 8|8 pages


chapter 9|7 pages

Social Science and Politics

chapter 11|7 pages

Popular Nationalism

part Part Two|77 pages

Age of the Masses

chapter 12|13 pages

Russian Communism

chapter 13|9 pages

Italian Fascism

chapter 14|8 pages

German Nazism

chapter 15|12 pages

Opposing the One-Party State

chapter 16|8 pages

The West: Marxism Versus Capitalism

chapter 17|12 pages

Eastern Europe Versus the Soviet System

chapter 18|11 pages

Models in Western European Political Thought