Alfred de Grazia was born December 1919 in Chicago. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago in political science, studied law at Columbia University and was furloughed for four years to participate in six campaigns of World War II, from North Africa through Sicily, Italy, France, and Germany. He was instrumental in a number of psychological warfare operations.
Returning, he took part in Chicago politics, managing congressional and aldermanic campaigns, then earning a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Chicago. His dissertation, begun before the war in a series of papers, became the outstanding work on political representation, Public and Republic.
His 2000-page war correspondence with his wife, Jill Oppenheim, carried on grazian-archive became known as perhaps the largest and best of the genre of "lovers in wartime." Jill (deceased) was a writer and sociologist, and mother of his seven children.
He held appointments and taught at the University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Brown University, Stanford University and New York University, He lectured widely on political and social behavior, and wrote a score of books in these fields. He founded and edited The American Behavioral Scientist for ten years before it blossomed into many journals under Sage Publications.
He switched his main track after his work on World Order (Kalos), into study and writing of prehistorical catastrophes, the field of Quantavolution that he shared with a growing number of pioneering scholars, therein publishing 14 books, in fields ranging from primeval psychology to astrophysical disasters affecting Earth. In the ABS he co-authored, edited and published The Velikovsky Affair, a term which he coined to define a large scientific and public controversy. He published the book by the same name, in 1963.
From Velikovsky, he adopted the theory of wide-ranging catastrophes affecting the history of the Earth, of the solar system, and of humankind, and of vastly contracted time spans, which he came to call "Quantavolution, a paradigm of sudden, widescale, intensive catastrophes-anastrophes." His latest work in Quantavolution is The Iron Age of Mars .
In politics he originated over the first years of the 21st Century a radical plan in internet, disk, and book forms, for the reunification of Israel-Palestine and its incorporation into the USA as "Canaan, the 51st State." He founded in 2009 the League of Canaan Statehood Associates, started by joining together several sympathizers. He is presently living in France with his wife of thirty years, French author Anne-Marie (Ami) de Grazia.
Published Works of Alfred de Grazia
Michels, Roberto, First Lectures in Political Sociology. Translated, with an introduction, by Alfred de Grazia. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 1949. And Harper & Row, New York, 1965.
Public and Republic: Political Representation in America. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1951.
The Elements of Political Science. Series: Borzoi Books in Political Science. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952. And second revised edition: Politics and Government: the Elements of Political Science. Vol 1: The Elements of Political Science and Vol. 2: Political Organization, Collier, New York, 1962. And new revised edition: Free Press, New York; Collier Macmillan, London, 1965.
The Western Public: 1952 and beyond. A Study of Political Behaviour in the Western United States. Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1954.
The American Way of Government. National Edition. Wiley, New York (1957). There is also a "National, State and Local edition," publ. by Foundation for Voluntary Welfare.
Grass Roots Private Welfare : Winning Essays of the 1956 National Awards Competition of the Foundation for Voluntary Welfare. Alfred de Grazia, editor. New York University Press, New York, 1957.
The American Behavioral Scientist, Magazine, founded by Alfred de Grazia, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1959; acquired by SAGE Press, 1965.
American Welfare. New York University Press, New York, 1961 (with Ted Gurr).
World politics: a study in international relations. Series: College Outline Series, Barnes & Noble, New York, 1962.
Apportionment and Representative Government. Series: Books That Matter. Praeger, New York, c1963
Essay on Apportionment and Representative Government. American Enterprise Institute, Washington,1963.
Revolution in Teaching: New Theory, Technology, and Curricula. With an introduction by Jerome Bruner. Bantam Books, New York, 1964. (Editor, with David A. Sohn).
Universal Reference System. Political Science, Government, and Public Policy: an annotated and intensively indexed compilation of significant books, pamphlets, and articles, selected and processed by the Universal Reference System. Prepared under the direction of Alfred De Grazia, general editor, Carl E. Martinson, managing editor, and John B. Simeone, consultant. Princeton Research Pub. Co., Princeton N.J. 1965-69. Plus nine more volumes on the subjects of: International Affairs; Economic Regulation; Public Policy and the Management of Science; Administrative Management; Comparative Government and Cultures; Legislative Process; Bibliography of Bibliographies in Political Science, Government and Public Policy; Current Events and Problems of Modern Society; Public Opinion, Mass Behavior and Political Psychology; Law, Jurisprudence and Judicial Process.
Republic in crisis: Congress against the Executive Force. Federal Legal Publications, New York, 1965.
Political Behavior. Series: Elements of political science; New, revised edition. Free press paperback, New York, 1966.
Congress, The First Branch of Government, editor, Doubleday - Anchor Books, New York, 1967.
Congress and the Presidency: Their Roles in Modern Times, with Arthur M. Schlesinger, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, 1967.
Passage of the Year, Poetry, Quiddity Press, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1967.
The Behavioral Sciences: Essays in honor of George A. Lundberg, editor, Behavioral Research Council, Great Barrington, Mass., 1968.
Old Government, New People: Readings for the New politics, et al., Scott, Foresman, Glenview, Ill., 1971.
Politics for Better or Worse, Scott, Foresman, Glenview, Ill., 1973.
Eight Branches of Government: American Government Today, w. Eric Weise, Collegiate Pub., 1975.
Eight Bads - Eight Goods: The American Contradictions, Doubleday - Anchor Books, New York, 1975.
Supporting Art and Culture: 1001 Questions on Policy, Lieber-Atherton, New York, 1979.
Chaos and Creation, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1979.
God's Fire: Moses and the Management of Exodus, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1980.
The Lately Tortured Earth, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1980.
Homo Schizo I. Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1981.
Homo Schizo II. Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1981.
The Divine Succession, Metron Publications, Princeton N.J., 1982.
Solaria Binaria, (with Earl R. Milton), Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1983.
The Disastrous Love Affair of Moon and Mars, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1983.
The Burning of Troy, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J. 1984.
The Cosmic Heretics, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1984.
A Cloud Over Bhopal: Causes, Consequences, and Constructive Solutions, Kalos Foundation for the India-America Committee for the Bhopal Victims, Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1985.
The Babe, Child of Boom and Bust in Old Chicago, umbilicus mundi, Quiddity Press, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1992.
The Student: at Chicago in Hutchin's Hey-day, Quiddity Press, Metron Publications, Princeton N.J., 1991.
The Taste of War: Soldiering in World War II, Quiddity Press, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1992.
Twentieth Century Fire-Sale, Poetry, Quiddity Press, Metron Publications, Princeton, N.J., 1996.
The Iron Age of Mars - Speculations on a Quantavolution, 2009
The American State of Canaan - the Peaceful, Prosperous Juncture of Israel and Palestine as the 51st State of the United States of America, Metron Publications, Princeton, NJ, 2009.
A Taste of War - Soldiering in World War II, (revised edition), Metron Publications, Princeton, NJ, 2011.
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