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Bonnie Honig, Democracy and the Foreigner (Princeton: Princeton University
On the one hundred twentieth anniversary of his birth and the fiftieth anniver-
sary of his death, the IEEE held a medium-sized conference in Boston on June 24–26,
2014, titled Norbert Wiener in the Twenty-first Century, including a gathering of
biographers, former students of his, and rising scholars interested in his life and
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Gerovitch, From Newspeak to Cyberspeak, 154–155, 301, passim.
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For more on feedback in the Western political tradition, see Otto Mayr, Author-
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Gerovitch, From Newspeak to Cyberspeak, 122.
Graham, Lonely Ideas, 1–4. For contrasting portraits of the local contingencies
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Dima Adamsky, The Culture of Military Innovation: The Impact of Cultural Factors
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Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, 3rd ed. (New York: Westminster,
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Charles Horton Cooley, Sociological Theory and Social Research: Selected Papers of
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