Graham Wallas Today

  title={Graham Wallas Today},
  author={Mark Bevir},
Author(s): Bevir, Mark | Abstract: Graham Wallas (1858-1932) was a leading political scientist of his generation. The context of his work was the Great Society created by the industrial revolution and its ramifications. Early on, he recognised the inadequacy of Bentham's view of human nature as one of rational self-interest. His alternative psychology drew on a Darwinian account of instincts to describe democratic politics as a system based on organised mental suggestion. The complexity of… CONTINUE READING