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Treason of the Heart free pdf This title examines British elites who betrayed their country, believing they knew better than those they were to "save". "Treason of the Heart" is an account of British people who took up foreign causes. Not mercenaries, then, but ideologues. Almost all were what today we would call radicals or activists, who thought they knew better than whichever bunch of backward or oppressed people it was that they had come to save. Usually they were applying to others what they saw as the benefits of their culture, and so obviously meritorious was their culture that they were prepared to be violent in imposing it. Some genuinely hated their own country, however, and saw themselves promoting abroad the values their own retrograde government was blocking. The book deals with those like Thomas Paine who saw American independence as the surest means to hurt England- the many who hoped to spread the French revolution and then have Napoleon conquer England- historic characters like Lord Byron and Lawrence of Arabia who fought for the causes that brought them glory- and, finally those who took up Communism or Nazism. "Treason of the Heart" is nothing less than the tale of intellectuals deluded about the effect of what they are doing - and therefore with immediate reference to today's world.

About David Pryce-Jones

David Pryce-Jones is the author of ten novels and thirteen books of non-fiction, including the best--selling The Closed Circle and The Strange Death of the Soviet Union. He is a Senior Editor of National Review.

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Author : David Pryce-Jones
Publisher : Encounter Books,USA
Data Published : 26 May 2011
ISBN : 1594035288
EAN : 9781594035289
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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