Phi Beta Cons

Sociology Can be Saved

In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Penn State-Harrisburg sociology professor J. Scott Lewis writes about the state of his discipline, which has fallen almost entirely under the sway of blinkered leftist shibboleths. Debate is foreclosed and good students are scared off. Lewis is optimistic, however, that sociology can be saved by returning to Max Weber’s original ideas.

George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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