Eric Voegelin (1901–1985) was a German-American political philosopher and historian, known for his extensive work in the fields of political science, philosophy of history, and philosophy of religion. He fled Nazi Germany and became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Voegelin's major works include 'The New Science of Politics' and the multi-volume 'Order and History'. His research explored the nature of political societies, the legitimacy of authority, and the truth of existence. He is widely regarded as one of the most important political philosophers of the 20th century.
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"The New Science of Politics" is a seminal work in political philosophy that explores the nature of political societies, the symbolism of political power, and the essence of modernity. It delves into the evolution of political thought, from ancient civilizations to the modern era, and critically examines the ideologies that have shaped the contemporary political landscape. The author argues that understanding the spiritual and religious dimensions of political reality can provide a more comprehensive view of society and governance. The book is a profound meditation on the philosophy of history and a radical critique of modern political ideologies.