Lord Ralf Dahrendorf

Ralf Dahrendorf (1929-2009) was a member of Britain's House of Lords. Previously, he was professor of sociology at Hamburg, Tubingen, and Konstanz from 1957 to 1968, and in 1974 moved to Britain. He also was director of the London School of Economics, warden of St. Antony's College, and pro vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford. He is the author of numerous books, including After 1989: Morals, Revolution and Civil Society and Reflections on the Revolution in Europe (Transaction 2004).