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Sorry, but I have trouble getting as excited about Robert Dahl's latest effort as Hendrik Hertzberg in this review. It sounds like little more than a refined version of the Progressive critiques of American constitutionalism offered by thinkers like Herbert Croly, and Beard, and Wilson among others, at the turn of the LAST century.

And it was misguided then.

Of course, it isn't misguided to contemporary social scientists, most of whom are "Progressives" methodologically. But that's a topic for the booklog, when I finally get around to completing the design...

[Posted at 23:22 CST on 07/22/02] [Link]

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