My Last Word on Trump

I have resolved that, after this post, I will not spend one more minute on this walking scam. That is unless, by some profound misfortune, he actually becomes president. Then all bet’s are off. Fortunately, that’s not likely.

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The Myth of Media Neutrality

WHEN THE POLITICS IS SO DISTORTED I have a problem. You see, since I started this blog eight years ago, during an historic election year no less, it has always been the policy that the Mad Sociologist Blog was not a platform for endorsing candidates. For eight years I’ve been faithful to this policy. Yes, […]

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What’s Wrong with Our Country?

LAW AND ORDER, TRUMPISM AND “US AGAINST THEM” Protests in the streets, mass shootings, police shootings, political gridlock. What in the world is wrong with our country? I hear this all the time. It’s hard for a sociologist to answer. We have so many variables running through our brains, all of which we are, by training, locked […]

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Me!

DISCUSSING THE 2016 PRIMARIES AT THE KAMINSKI CODE PODCAST With Joseph Kaminski and Elliot Declet. And they were good enough to edit out my colossal sneeze about half way into the discussion! It was great fun sitting down with serious students of the political scene and sharing my wisdom and having a few laughs while […]

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Is Trump a Magnet for Violence?

THE SIMPLE SOCIOLOGY BEHIND TRUMP RALLY VIOLENCE In sociology we have a useful tool called the Thomas Theorem. It’s really a quote from the sociologist W. I. Thomas, “If men[people] define situations as real, they are real in their consequences,” that has become a sociological staple. This simple sentence really is a valuable tool for understanding […]

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