The moral basis of a backward society

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Free Press, 1958 - History - 204 pages
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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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At first I wasn't sure about reading a book describing the problems challenging the democratic process of small towns in Southern Italy in the 1950s. But the more I delved in this book, the more ... 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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