Know Your Enemy

G. William Domhoff’s work is a vital reminder that the task of changing society begins with understanding who holds power in it, and how.

In 1968, the young sociology graduate student Martin Nicolaus gave a speech at the American Sociological Association excoriating his discipline. “The eyes of sociologists,” Nicolaus argued, “have been turned downward, and their palms upward.” In other words, sociologists study those at the bottom of society, at the behest of and to the benefit of those […]

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