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Ralph Miliband, C. Wright Mills and the Power of the Press – by John Scott

October 3, 2013



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C. Wright Mills, the great American sociologist, recognised the power of the press in the political process. It is perhaps no surprise to see that the family of one of his greatest academic friends has become the object of sustained press vilification. A recent argument between Ed Miliband, leader of the British Labour Party, and the Daily Mail newspaper highlights the importance of Mills’s arguments that are reviewed in a forthcoming book from Edward Elgar Publishing. C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination, edited by myself and Ann Nilsen, will be published next month to review Mills’s legacy 50 years after his untimely death.


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