The Open Society and Its Enemies

By Karl Popper


The Open Society and Its Enemies is a work on political philosophy by the philosopher Karl Popper, in which the author presents a “defence of the open society against its enemies”, and offers a critique of theories of teleological historicism, according to which history unfolds inexorably according to universal laws.


Published date: January 1, 1945
Type: Books
Genre: Philosophy

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One of the biggest lessons for me from this book is that so many bad ideas that lead to authoritarian consequences begin with good intentions.