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.