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Daniel Bell dies at 91; sociologist wrote about 'post-industrial' society
Daniel Bell dies at 91; sociologist wrote about 'post-industrial' society

Daniel Bell, a leading sociologist of the past half-century who wrote groundbreaking books about the demise of revolutionary politics and about the economy and lifestyle of what he helped label a "post-industrial" society, has died. He was 91. Bell died Tuesday at his home in Cambridge, Mass., after a short illness, said his son, David. Daniel Bell was a teenage radical who in middle age became an apostle of pragmatism. He is credited for at least two seminal works: "The End of Ideology," which predicted a post-Marxist, post-conservative era, and "The Coming of the Post-Industrial Society," in which he prophesied the shift from a manufacturing economy to one...

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