The Politics of Truth: Selected Writings of C. Wright Mills (Paperback)

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By John H. Summers (Editor)
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C. Wright Mills was a radical public intellectual, a tough-talking, motorcycle-riding anarchist from Texas who taught sociology at Columbia University. Mills's three most influential books--The Power Elite, White Collar, and The Sociological Imagination--were originally published by OUP and
are considered classics. The first collection of his writings to be published since 1963, The Politics of Truth contains 23 out-of-print and hard-to-find writings which show his 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. Summers has also written annotations that establish each piece's context and has drawn up a comprehensive bibliography of Mills's published and unpublished writings.

About the Author

John H. Summers is the author of Every Fury on Earth and a Visiting Scholar at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195343045
ISBN-10: 0195343042
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 11th, 2008
Pages: 320
Language: English