Seeking many inventions : the idea of community in America /
Philip Abbott.
1st ed. --
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1987.
x, 214 p.
0870495143 (alk. paper) :
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Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1987.
0870495143 (alk. paper) :
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Includes index.
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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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