Historical Who is Who

DAHRENDORF, Ralf

1929 - 2009
Germany
SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Ralf Dahrendorf was a sociologist and philosopher, with dual citizenship of Germany and UK. Nationally renowned as author (30 books), politician (Bunderstag representative, European Commissioner and member of House of Lords) and academic administrator (head of London School of Economics, then St Anthony's College Oxford). In his youth he protested the rise of Nazism and throughout his subsequent life sought to manage the tension between individual freedom and social obligation.

Life

http://www.economist.com/node/13895016

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/22/world/europe/22dahrendorf.html?_r=0

Writings

Class and class conflict in industrial society http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/ralf-dahrendorf/span-classsearchtermclassspan-and-span-classsearchtermclassspan--rha.shtml

 Video

Conversations with history: Sir Ralf Dahrendorf (50 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj5pVe6hOZo

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