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The politics of truth : selected writings of C. Wright Mills

The Politics of Truth contains 23 out-of-print and hard-to-find writings which show Mills's growth from academic sociologist to an intellectual maestro in command of a mature style, a dissenter who sought to inspire the public to oppose the drift toward permanent war. Given the political deceptions of recent years, Mills's truth-telling is more relevant than ever. Seminal papers including "Letter to the New Left" appear alongside lesser known meditations such as "Are We Losing Our Sense of Belonging?" John Summers provides fresh insights in his introduction, which gives an overview of Mills's life and career
Print Book, English, ©2008
Oxford University Press, New York, ©2008
xii, 296 pages ; 24 cm
9780195343052, 9780195343045, 0195343050, 0195343042
New man of power / by John Summers
The powerless people : the role of the intellectual in society
The intellectual and the labor leader
Sociological poetry
Contribution to our country and our culture : a symposium
On intellectual craftsmanship
Thorstein Veblen
IBM plus reality plus humanism = sociology
Are we losing our sense of belonging?
The conservative mood
Mass society and liberal education
On knowledge and power
The power elite : comment on criticism
Science and scientists
A pagan sermon to the Christian clergy
The man in the middle
The big city
Culture and politics : the fourth epoch
The cultural apparatus
The decline of the left
On Latin America, the left, and the U.S
Soviet journal
Listen, Yankee! The Cuban case against the U.S
Letter to the new left