First Edition of The End of Ideology; Inscribed by Daniel Bell
The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political Ideas In the Fifties.
Item Number: 86124
Glencoe, Ill: The Free Press, 1960.
First edition of this landmark in American social thought. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Adrienne Righ with appreciation Daniel Bell.” Bookplate, near fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The End of Ideology was one of the most influential, most controversial, and most misunderstood books about the 1950s. But it is not simply a central text of the intellectual history of those years (although it certainly is that). It is also a provocative discussion by one of America's most creative thinkers of political and philosophical issues that concern us still" (Alan Brinkley). The End of Ideology was named by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since the end of World War II.