The moral basis of a backward society

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Free Press, 1958 - History - 204 pages

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I thought this book should have included more ethnographic narratives of individual villagers' lives. The author describes their mistrustful general ethos in clear terms, but the details he gives ... Read full review

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Grim and revealing. I read it on my way out to vacation in Maui -- not an intended irony, but a significant one. The peasant story about the "3 answers" is an education in itself. Questions: 1. How is ... Read full review


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Edward C. Banfield (1916-1999) was professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His books include Government Project, The Moral Basis of a Backward Society, City Politics, The Unheavenly City, and The Democratic Muse.

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