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Praise for the Twentieth Anniversary edition: "Daniel Bell is our lively, necessary sage. He sees our world clearly; he sees our world whole. The new edition of The Cultural Contradictions of capitalism enriches our culture and increases our store of wisdom, sanity, and humanity at a time when cheap opinion threatens them all." Catherine R. Stimpson, University Professor, Rutgers University, and Director, Fellows Program, MacArthur Foundation "Daniel Bell has become our Jeremiah. But he doesn't rant. His blend of contemporary history and phrase-making sociology nails us squirming to the reckless culture we have spawned." Roger Shattuck, President, the association of literary scholars and critics, and author of Forbidden Knowledge
Praise for the original edition: "Bell's book is a work of synthesis and interpretation, ambitious, far-reaching and challenging at everyturn....this book is a model of clarity and relentless intelligence." The Atlantic Monthly "Others are entering similar pleas, but Bell's seems the most brightly argued." - Time
About the Author
Daniel Bell is the Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University and Scholar-in-Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of editor of 17 books, two of which, The End of Ideology and The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, were listed among the 100 Most Influential Books since the Second World War (TLS, October 1995).