Edward C. Banfield

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American political scientist, best known as the author of The Moral Basis of a Backward Society (1958), and The Unheavenly City (1970).

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American Enterprise Institute

Center-right Washington, D.C.–based think tank that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare.

Center-right Washington, D.C.–based think tank that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare.

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Vice President Dick Cheney delivers his remarks on the war on terror, arguing against a withdrawal from Iraq, during a speech on November 21, 2005, at the American Enterprise Institute. Michael Rubin is on the right in the front row.

During the 1950s, and 1960s, AEA's work became described as more pointed and focused, including monographs by James M. Buchanan, Gottfried Haberler, Edward Banfield, Rose Friedman, P. T. Bauer and Alfred de Grazia.

Chronology of the universe as deduced by the prevailing Big Bang theory, a result from science and obtained knowledge

James Q. Wilson

American political scientist, and an authority on public administration.

American political scientist, and an authority on public administration.

Chronology of the universe as deduced by the prevailing Big Bang theory, a result from science and obtained knowledge

City Politics (1963, with Edward C. Banfield)

Cumulative hedge fund and other risk asset returns (1997–2012)

Bruce Kovner

American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist.

American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist.

Cumulative hedge fund and other risk asset returns (1997–2012)

Kovner stayed at Harvard, studying political economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, notably under prominent conservative scholar Edward C. Banfield.

Bloomfield, Connecticut

Suburb of Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

Suburb of Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

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Edward C. Banfield, political scientist

The Moral Basis of a Backward Society

The Moral Basis of a Backward Society is a book by Edward C. Banfield, a political scientist who visited Montegrano, Italy (Montegrano is the fictitious name used by Banfield to protect the original town of Chiaromonte, in the Southern Italian region of Basilicata) in 1955.