|2002/245 pages/LC: 2002017810 |
An absorbing introduction—providing personal and historical context—precedes Almond's masterful "History of Political Science." Equally notable are essays on capitalism and democracy, the crisis of political culture in the 1960s, and the history of area studies. Two especially evocative pieces, published here for the first time, compare the cultures of communism and fascism and discuss the background of The Civic Culture study.
Significant—and stimulating—this is a not-to-be-missed book for any student of political science.