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After the Revolution?: Authority in a Good Society

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"After the Revolution? is brief, tight, and to the point. . . . With its unusual clarity, it is a useful text for anyone concerned with politics today."—American Notes & Queries (on the first edition)



"It is not often that a learned man puts down so simply, clearly, and briefly the essence of what he understands about a subject. I have gone from problems to proffered so
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Paperback, Revised Edition, 168 pages
Published November 28th 1990 by Yale University Press (first published 1970)
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Dave
Mar 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Dahl is a wonderfully careful and precise thinker. I only wish he would liven up his prose with more actual examples from history to illustrate his points. My eyes glazed over at certain points, but he asks some great questions.

For the most part, he seeks to demonstrate that society requires multiple levels of authority and multiple criteria for decision making and apportioning resources. A market economy is generally good for democracy, but we don't want the market to decide everything, like wh
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Robert Alan Dahl was the Sterling Professor emeritus of political science at Yale University, where he earned his Ph.D. in political science in 1940. He was past president of the American Political Science Association and an honorary member of Manuscript Society. He received an honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degree from Harvard University in 1998.
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