Schattsschneider, E. E.

Schattsschneider, E. E. (Elmer Eric)

(1892–1971) political scientist; born in Bethany, Minn. He received his Ph.D. at age 38 and spent most of his teaching career at Wesleyan University (1930–60). He championed political party competition as the anchor of American democracy in books such as Politics, Pressures and the Tariff (1935), The Semisovereign People (1960), and Two Hundred Million Americans in Search of a Government (1969).
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