Here’s the latest of our Book Reviews–one that should have been posted a while back but is now up for discussion. Timothy Glander is a professor in the Department of the Social and Psychological Foundations of Education at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.—Robert Greene II
A review by Timothy Glander
Shaky Foundations: The Politics-Patronage-Social Science Nexus in Cold War America
By Mark Solovey
254 pages. Rutgers University Press, 2013.
Many Americans currently sit on pins and needles waiting for the grand jury decision on the fate of Officer Darren Wilson and, by extension, the fate of the passions that have animated events on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri for months. However, the story of Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown didn’t happen in a vacuum. What is important to consider is how we got to this moment intellectually—something that exists in a much larger intellectual context. I’ll sketch that out today and in coming weeks.