Paths to Industrial Modernity

Paths to Industrial Modernity

Barrington Moore’s Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy is one of the finest books ever written by an American social scientist. With relentless intellectual honesty and range, Moore manages to shed new light on some of the central questions of our time: the origins of democracy, fascism and communism, and the over-all nature of industrial modernization. All of us who are concerned with modern historical developments are happily in Moore’s debt.

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