(1925-1999) was professor of philosophy, logic, and scientific method at the London School of Economics; William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge; and head of the new Centre for the Study of Nationalism in Prague. His publications include Words and Things, A Critical Account of Linguistic Philosophy and a Study in Ideology (1959); Nations and Nationalism (1983); and Conditions of Liberty (1994).
"The difference between the success of Islam and the failure of Marxism is that [...] Islam never claimed that work is sacred." Ernest Gellner, speaking in 1995, draws surprising comparisons between Marxism and Islam. [more]