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David Riesman, Thoughtful Pragmatist

May 24, 2002 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

The chief value that David Riesman, who just died at age 92, affirmed in his 1950 landmark study of American character, The Lonely Crowd, was autonomy -- neither glad-handing membership in an "other-directed" crowd, nor back-glancing retreat to an...

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