What I’m Reading Takes Me Back to the Power Elite of the 1950s. Think things have changed?

Sociology once seemed to hold many  answers for our society.. Sociology students were respected; their work taken seriously. Today sociology is a word rarely heard—or even spoken.

Which takes me back to 1958 and the publication of the brilliant sociologist C. Wright Mills’ book:

The Power Elite


In the 1960s The Power Elite was a popular college textbook In it, Mills’ described our social strata as it was post WWII, and he does so in an informed and entertaining manner (examining the past & present roles of  business people, celebrities and the rich to the new influence of the military.)

The Power Elite is a stunning book, published in the 1950s, but relevant today.