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Much of what follows is speculation.

I am currently working on turning my dissertation into a book. This of course involves revisiting some sources, and exploring others that didn’t make the cut last time. To that effect I’ve been plodding through several tomes of mid-century pluralist scholarship, in particular the work of David Riesman, Nathan Glazer, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Seymour Martin Lipset and Daniel Bell.As might have been deduced from my post last week, and another one from last year, and things I’ve written elsewhere, this isn’t exactly my favorite scholarship in the world. Combining an analysis of post-war politics that denied major imbalances of Read more