Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt

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Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt

By Barrington Moore, Jr
Sharpe, 1978
540 pp.
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True reciprocity, or justice, in social relations has widespread appeal, but, as Barrington Moore shows in his impressive historical study of the nature and limits of authority and the flashpoints of protest and revolt, it never exists in human society. His main subject is class relations and workers' attitudes in Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but he also ranges farther afield both geographically and in generalization.