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Seeking many inventions : the idea of community in America /
Philip Abbott.
edition
1st ed. --
imprint
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1987.
description
x, 214 p.
ISBN
0870495143 (alk. paper) :
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imprint
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1987.
isbn
0870495143 (alk. paper) :
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1048108
 
Bibliography: p.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1987-10:
Political scientist Abbott attempts to interweave the three themes of liberalism, invention, and community in this commentary on changing social conditions. Unfortunately, the result is a rambling, sometimes nonsensical diatribe directed at liberal philosophy with a heavy dose of sarcasm. Abbott is confused about cause and effect, units of analysis, and the nature of collective behavior versus individual behavior. The editing is sloppy, and the logic confusing. This is a poor attempt at updating de Tocqueville. Not recommended.-A.A. Hickey, Western Carolina University
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