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The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America [Signed First Edition]

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The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America [Signed First Edition]

by Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand (Introduction)

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9780812828504
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New York: Stein & Day Publishing, 1982. Stated First Published in 1982; no other dates, printings. Signed and inscribed at front endpaper: "Oct. 24/82, Louis de la Vergne, with all best wishes, Leonard Peikoff." Red boards, gilt embossed facsimile signature, black cloth boards, gilt spine titles, moderate shelf wear, rub. Pages good; moderate discoloration, fox at endps., text block. Bind good, some cant; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, moderate edge wear, rub, toning; unclipped 16.95, protected in new clear sleeve. Stunning jacket art by C. Lichty of red shadowed block titles of American flag w/black swastika at center. In Common Sense Economics he cites as influences, Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. Ayn Rand chose Leonard Peikoff to be her successor as the spokesman for Objectivism. And in this brilliantly reasoned, thought-provoking work we learn why, as he demonstrates how far America has been detoured from its original path and led down the same road that Germany followed to Nazism. Self-sacrifice, Oriental mysticism, racial "truth," the public good, doing one's duty--these are among the seductive catch-phrases that Leonard Peikoff dissects, examining the kind of philosophy they symbolize, the type of thinking that lured Germany to its doom and that he says is now prevalent in the United States. Here is a frightening look at where America may be heading, a clarion call for all who are concerned about preserving our right to individual freedom. Dr. Piekoff presents here an extraordinarily perceptive thesis. His insights into the parallel philosophical tracks of pre-Nazi Germany and contemporary America are frightening. Everyone concerned with the collectivist trend in today's world should read this book. Includes a 26-page reference index or bibliography organized by chapter, and a detailed 12-page index. 383 pages. Insured post.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall. Book.

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Title
The Ominous Parallels: The End of Freedom in America [Signed First Edition]
Author
Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand (Introduction)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
081282850X
ISBN 13
9780812828504
Publisher
Stein & Day Publishing
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1982
Size
8vo - over 7� - 9�" Tall
Keywords
GERMANY CIVILIZATION PHILOSOPHY AMERICAN GERMAN
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall

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