"One of the best political commentaries on American life that has ever been written."
-The American Political Science Review
"A novelty and a courage seldom found in American discussions either of our total society or of the part which the Negro plays in it."
-The American Sociological Review
Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) served as Swedish minister of trade and commerce, a Rockefeller Fellow, and wrote An American Dilemma at the invitation of the Carnegie Corporation. He returned to his homeland where he was, until his death, professor at the Institute of International Economic Relations at Stockholm University.