Category Archives: Sociology

CIS: Jason Richwine

Here’s a nice 16 min panel discussion at The Center for Immigration Studies, featuring Jason Richwine, the persona non grata fired from the Heritage Foundation due to political correctness. The talk focuses on low-skill Americans dropping out of the labor … Continue reading

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Gallup: Trust in Media at All-Time Low

More good news for Trump: Trust in the media has reached another all-time low, according to a Gallup study. “Americans’ trust and confidence in the mass media ‘to report the news fully, accurately and fairly’ has dropped to its lowest … Continue reading

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White Death: Politico

If you want to marvel at liberals’ penchant for cocktail party insularity from Flyover America, check out “What’s Going on With America’s White People?”: Trump’s rise put a sudden spotlight on the troubles of white working-class Americans. A conversation with … Continue reading

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Bernard Lewis at 100

To mark the occasion of his 100th birthday, NR has a multi-author homage to Bernard Lewis, the great Princeton scholar of Islam. Victor Davis Hanson, one of the contributors, distills the essence of Lewis’ scholarly lens: From the 1990s onward, … Continue reading

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Diversity & Societal Distrust

Amidst their vast forest of stories about Hamilton, Trump, and transgendered bathrooms, the NYT has an op-ed by two sociologists titled “Don’t Blame Diversity for Distrust”. The authors, Maria Abascal & Delia Baldassarri, take issue with conventional interpretations of the … Continue reading

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Bowling Alone with Donald Trump

In 2007, liberal scholar Robert Putnam stumbled upon a sociological discovery that he sat on for years. Why? His research showed that where there is more Diversity™, there is higher distrust among the citenzry, and this distrust crosses racial lines. … Continue reading

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Social Media as a Model for the Collapse of Liberal Democracy

Brett Stevens has a very intriguing and thought provoking post titled “Social media as a model for the collapse of liberal democracy“. We are now familiar with the social media cycle: 1)New site appears and the movers and shakers — … Continue reading

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Study: More Diversity = Less Happiness

Breitbart has news on another study that echoes Robert Putnam’s infamous conclusions on the unintended consequences of diversity: A study has found that an increase in “diversity” makes existing residents of a area feel unhappier and more socially isolated, while … Continue reading

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Turkle: Put the Phone Down; Let’s Talk

MIT professor Sherry Turkle, who had a prescient 2011 book titled Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, has a very good, new op-ed titled “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” Studies of conversation both in the … Continue reading

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2015 World Happiness Report

A huge study of happiness (aka senses of subjective well-being) has evaluated all the countries in the world: The 2015 World Happiness Report is the third of its kind and is edited by a team of renowned academics and analysts … Continue reading

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