Fame. Money. Power.
These are the things that lead to inequality, injustice, and oppression.
Compassion. Understanding. Love.
These are the things that lead to community, friendship, and romancethat is, when we actively engage life in cooperation with others.
To understand the things that unite us with people and with nature, and also the things that divide us over and against each other, I study social character, history, and religion.
At present, I am finishing with our present data from a survey of US auto workers, and preparing to distribute a new survey to measure authoritarianism and destructiveness.
Also, I am working with Lauren Langman (Loyola-Chicago) on a book about American Social Character.
Lastly, I am writing a novel that incorporates many concepts and themes from Sociology–hopefully in a creative and engaging way. The setting is historical fantasy and sci-fi. The title is tentatively They Are Afraid of Her (who was the daughter of Crazy Horse).