Barrington Moore

Barrington Moore Jr. (12 May 1913 – 16 October 2005) was an American political sociologist and the son of forester Barrington Moore. He is famous for his Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World (1966), a comparative study of modernization in Britain, France, the United States, China, Japan and India, and a philosophical history of totalitarianism. His many other works include Reflections on the Causes of Human Misery (1972) and an analysis of rebellion, Injustice: the Social Basis of Obedience and Revolt (1978). Continue Reading »

Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

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