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Woke Totemism

From the Aug/Sept 2019 Print Edition

A year ago in April, a student group at the university where I teach invited Amy Wax, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania, to speak on the topic of racial inequality. Days before the talk, the faculty email list exploded with vituperative attacks on Wax and on the student group . . . . Continue Reading »

A Religion of Activism

From the April 2019 Print Edition

In 2002, in these pages, Peter Berger, the late American socio¬≠logist, offered a succinct summary of the health and status of sociology. In Invitation to ¬≠Sociology (1963), he had praised its promise. Two generations later, he offered a much more pessimistic picture. Now, a decade and a . . . . Continue Reading »