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The yogi and the commissar

Arthur Koestler

The yogi and the commissar

and other essays

by Arthur Koestler

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published in London, J. Cape [1964] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Politics and government,
  • Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Literature,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Political science,
  • Miscellanea,
  • Communism

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesJonathan Cape paperback, JCP 18
    The Physical Object
    Pagination256 p. diagr. ;
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26571497M

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The Yogi and the Commissar () is a collection of essays of Arthur Koestler, divided in three parts: Meanderings, Exhortations and the first two parts he has collected essays written from to and the third part was written especially for this : Arthur Koestler.

The Yogi and the Commissar and Other Essays book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Arthur Koestler divided this volume into /5. Koestler, A. () The Yogi and the Commissar Having been a member of the Dutch social-democratic party with Marxist tendencies when I was in my twenties, of course I should have read this book at that time.

It was mentioned a lot at that time, but always with a certain by: Although not very convincing in it self, Koestler's Commissar / Yogi view points to difficulties in ethical practices in modern society that are very real. In this sense this part of the book is a forerunner of Peter Sloterdijk's Critic of Cynical Reason.

The problems can be summed up as the decline of `good will' under the force of 4/5(2). THE YOGI AND THE COMMISSAR REVISITED had some kind of perverse fascination for him may perhaps be inferred from a book he wrote some years later, The Lotus and the Robot, which was, he says, a kind of sequel to his essay on the Yogi and the Commissar.

But it is. Note: Title from Arthur Koestler, The Yogi and the Commissar (). The Commissar, at the materialist end of the spectrum, uses any means necessary, while the Yogi's emphasis is on ethical purity, not on results.

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Koestler, A. () The Yogi and the Commissar Having been a member of the Dutch social-democratic party with Marxist tendencies when I was in my twenties, of course I should have read this book at that time.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(1). yogi definition: a person who has spent a lot of their life doing yoga and studying the philosophy of yoga. Learn more. The Yogi and the Commissar and Other Essays by Koestler, Arthur and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Yogi and the Commissar and other Essays.

by Koestler, Arthur. Macmillan, New York,4th printing. Hardcover. hardback, 8vo, pp, page edges browned. Arthur Koestler journalist and thinker par excellence wrote the book " The Yogi and the Commissar" in where he explored a continuum. The yogi and the commissar: and other essays. by Arthur Koestler; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Literature, World War,   In the summer ofhe published a text that marked his rupture: Le yogi et le commissaire (The Yogi and the Commissar).

Two theories, he wrote, claim to liberate the world from the evils that overwhelm it. The first, that of the commissar (communist), advocates transformation from without.

THE YOGI AND THE COMMISSAR And Other Essays. By Arthur Koestler. hese essays by Arthur Koestler possess a particular value for Americans, since we have no equivalent for him in this country. A man of 40, of Hungarian birth and a journalist by profession, he has lived through all the phases of the long battle against fascism in a way that our.

Although not very convincing in it self, Koestler’s Commissar / Yogi view points to difficulties in ethical practices in modern society that are very real.

In this sense this part of the book is a forerunner of Peter Sloterdijk’s Critic of Cynical Reason/5(3). MEANDERINGS --The Yogi and the Commissar --The French Flu --The Novelist's Temptations --The Reader's Dilemma --The Great Crank --In Memory of Richard Hillary --The Intelligentsia --EXHORTATIONS --"Scum of the Earth"- --On Disbelieving Atrocities --Knights in Rusty Armour --The Fraternity of Pessimists --Le Roi Est Mort --EXPLORATIONS.

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: The Yogi and the Commissar. And other Essays.: First Edition in clean, unmarked red boards, red top-edge, square and tight binding. Plain clean end-papers with tiny signature (of E. Brown). Clean throughout on War Economy Standard paper. Poor unclipped wrapper, ragged to spine head and tail and long tear to rear repaired with tape and with pen .