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Two Faces of Power; Two Faces of Fun

I’ve often wanted to argue that historians of the New Left would be well served taking a close look at the 1962 essay “Two Faces of Power.”[1] Peter Bachrach—one of the co-authors of the article—played an important role in the 1960s-era critique of pluralism as the ruling framework for political science, and that critique—which also included folks like Sheldon Wolin—has often been correctly aligned with the broader intellectual milieu of the New Left. But as far as I know, the essay itself has not received attention as a part of that milieu, even though its understanding of what power is Read more