Sorokin, ‘Illusions and Self-Deceptions of Modern Man’
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Pitirim A . Sorokin
“Illusions and Self-Deceptions of Modern Man”
Sociology of Knowledge, edited by : Kewal Motwani (Bombay: Somaiya Publications, 1976)
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But there is another kind of self-deception which, in my view, might be even more potent. It is deception, not by the self about the self, but deception by the self about others. The best account I have come across of this phenomenon is:
Cold Pogrom by Max Ludwig Berges [Jewish Publication Society of America, 1939]. Essentially it speaks to fateful Jewish self-deception vis-à-vis the Nazi Other in pre-war Germany. Berges work is one of the great unsung classics of the twentieth century.