Charles Wright Mills

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Charles Wright Mills (August 28, 1916 – March 20, 1962) was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at Columbia University from 1946 until his death in 1962. Mills was published widely in popular and intellectual journals, and is remembered for several books. Among them The Power Elite, which introduced that term and describes the relationships and class alliances among the U.S. ... more »

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  • ''America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.''
    C. Wright Mills (1916-1962), U.S. sociologist. The Power Elite, ch. 3 (1956).
  • ''In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.''
    C. Wright Mills (1916-1962), U.S. sociologist. quoted in Studs Terkel, Talking to Myself, bk. 4, ch. 1 (1977).
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