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Darwinism, dominance, and democracy

the biological bases of authoritarianism

by Albert Somit

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biopolitics.,
  • Social Darwinism.,
  • Authoritarianism.,
  • Democracy.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [125]-137) and index.

    Other titlesDarwinism, dominance & democracy
    StatementAlbert Somit and Steven A. Peterson.
    SeriesHuman evolution, behavior, and intelligence,
    ContributionsPeterson, Steven A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJA80 .S596 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 141 p. :
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL997643M
    ISBN 100275958175
    LC Control Number96036359

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