The Fear of Barbarians
1. Edition July 2010
2010. 200 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-7456-4710-4 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Hardcover.
'Fascinating and important'
New York Review of Books
'This work is more than a masterpiece, it is a treasure. Profound erudition, eloquence, formidable common sense, a brilliant refutation of Western and non-Western- "terrible simplifiers", this beautiful defense of humanism, pluralism, tolerance, this eloquent critique of manichaeisms and inhumanity (including torture) is, in my opinion, the best of Todorov's many books, the summary and summa of his work. In less than 200 pages, it is the most irrefutable defense and illustration of the values of the Enlightenment and of their immense relevance to the present condition of the world.'
Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard University