As a follow up to our obituary on Barrington Moore, Professor Robert Jackall provided this paper on “The Education of Barrington Moore, Jr.”

Moore’s wide-ranging grasp of different epochs is the product of a lifetime of feeding the flame of his curiosity, kindled by the classical liberal arts education of his youth, about how the intricacies and subtleties of language, culture, social structure, and history shape institutional forces and biographies to create sometimes fantastic social worlds.

Read the whole thing. More Williams students should do this sort of research, using the reseources of the College to explore the interesting lives of prominent graduates.

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