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On Clifford Brown

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. Wynton Marsalis once said that jazz is not a nihilistic music. It can be sad, happy, or chaotic. Cool and calm at times; unbounded at other times. Spiritual or intellectual, sometimes both. But neverContinue reading “On Clifford Brown”

Sociology Canon as Ancestor Worship, Part Deux: Comments on Silver, Guzman, Parker and Dopking (2022)

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. I recently made the argument that many sociologists obsess over canon because it is essentially ancestor worship. People derive status, prestige, and identity from affiliation with specific well known scholars (“I am a Weberian!Continue reading “Sociology Canon as Ancestor Worship, Part Deux: Comments on Silver, Guzman, Parker and Dopking (2022)”

Racism as a “Constitutional Problem,” Further Comments on Magness (2020)

Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. One of the most interesting recent articles, for me, is Magness’ “The anti‑discriminatory tradition in Virginia school public choice theory.” Magness’ goal is to survey how Virginia school “public choice” economists thought about race.Continue reading “Racism as a “Constitutional Problem,” Further Comments on Magness (2020)”

Freeports, not Fusion: Comments on the Debate over Conservative-Libertarian Fusionism

ddd Reminder: Sign up for mail notifications from the blog! Enter your email in the box at the bottom of the home page. The topic of conservative-libertarian fusionism has popped up again. On the Tom Woods podcast, there was an episode called “Conservatives and Libertarians, Allies or Not?” Conservative writer and editor Dan McCarthy says yes,Continue reading “Freeports, not Fusion: Comments on the Debate over Conservative-Libertarian Fusionism”

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Katherine Chen is a sociologist at CUNY. Read more about her at enablingcreativechaos.com. Fabio Rojas is a sociologist at Indiana University. Read more about him at fabiorojas.net.

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