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Sidney Hook (December 20, 1902 – July 12, 1989) was an American philosopher of the pragmatist school known for his contributions to the philosophy of history, the philosophy of education, political theory, and ethics. After embracing communism in his youth, Hook was later known for his criticisms of totalitarianism, both fascism and Marxism–Leninism. A pragmatic social democrat, Hook sometimes cooperated with conservatives, particularly in opposing Marxism–Leninism. After World War II, he argued that members of such groups as the Communist Party USA and Leninists like democratic centralists could ethically be barred from holding the offices of public trust because they called for the violent overthrow of democratic governments.

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by Hook, Sidney, 1902-
[Washington, D.C.] : Ethics and Public Policy Center ; Lanham, MD : Distributed by arrangement with University Press of America, c1987
 
 
 
by Hook, Sidney, 1902-
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1962
 
 
by Hook, Sidney, 1902-
Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press [1967]
 
 
by Hook, Sidney, 1902-
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1980
 
 
by Hook, Sidney, 1902-
La Salle, Ill., Open Court Pub. Co., 1973
 
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