Nietzsche's Great Politics

2016.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hugo Drochon, Nietzsche's Great Politics, Princeton University Press, 2016, 200pp., $27.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780691166346.
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2016.12.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Hugo Drochon, Nietzsche's Great Politics, Princeton University Press, 2016, 200pp., $27.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780691166346. Reviewed by Andrew Huddleston, Birkbeck, University of London The idea of a Nietzschean 'politics' has long been under a cloud of suspicion, especially since prominent National Socialists in Germany appropriated Nietzsche as the forerunner of their political agenda. In an effort to distance Nietzsche from this tainted association, subsequent Nietzsche scholarship in the post-war period often focused on individualist themes from Nietzsche centering on private self-cultivation and freedom from herdish conformism. While these apolitical individualist readings, in one form or another, remain the dominant view, Hugo Drochon argues that this approach is in error. In his readable, yet scholarly book, he makes a provocative case that Nietzsche indeed has a politics, and he seeks to outline its. . .

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