An intellectual in public by Alan Wolfe

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Published by The University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .

Written in English

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  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Social problems -- United States.,
  • Political culture -- United States.,
  • Right and left (Political science),
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-,
  • United States -- Intellectual life.,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-386).

Book details

StatementAlan Wolfe.
LC ClassificationsE885 .W645 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination386 p. ;
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3675615M
ISBN 100472098659
LC Control Number2003011963

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