Biography of Karl Wolfgang Deutsch (1912–1992)

  • Charles Lewis TaylorEmail author
  • Bruce M. Russett
Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 25)


Karl Deutsch, one of the most insightful political scientists of the twentieth century, was born into a Sudeten German family on July 21, 1912 in the waning days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. While his father Moritz Deutsch served in the emperor’s army during the Great War of 1914–1918, Karl spent his youngest years alone with his mother Leopoldine Maria Scharf Deutsch. At the end of hostilities, Moritz Deutsch returned to Prague and his business as optician.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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