Author

Edward C. Banfield

Edward C. Banfield (1916-1999), author of The Moral Basis of a Backward Society and The Unheavenly City, among other volumes, was a profound student of American (especially urban) politics and a discerning critic of liberal optimism and self-congratulation.  He taught mainly at the University of Chicago and Harvard University.

Articles by Edward C. Banfield

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