David Apter, born in New York City, New York, USA, in 1924. Ph.D. from Princeton University. Professor of Political and Social Development at Yale University, New Haven.
Fellow (1 February 1992 – 30 June 1992)
I have completed all but a part of chapter eight and part of chapter nine of a book entitled Mao’s Republic: An essay on Revolutionary Platonism. The book itself is a case study of the “moral moment” of the Chinese revolution. In a harsh and primitive setting, and from 1936 to 1947, Mao Zedong and his followers created what we have called a discourse community. Its object was no less than to “start the world all over again” in a context of lost and regained patrimonies.