Alexander Riley

Alexander Riley is a professor of sociology at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

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  • MLK and a Modest Proposal for Real Resistance
    January 18, 2021

    MLK and a Modest Proposal for Real Resistance

    5 min

    We can keep MLK day, but we should also mark the days on which Christian monarchs lost their heads to revolutionary zeal.

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  • Ivory Towers Only Come in Blue
    January 5, 2021

    Ivory Towers Only Come in Blue

    4 ¾ min

    The Trump presidency provided abundant opportunities for us to see the left professoriate in its true, disturbing colors.

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  • The Disillusionment of Diversity
    December 2020

    The Disillusionment of Diversity

    7 ½ min

    In Human Diversity, Charles Murray summarizes the evidence from neuroscience and behavioral genetics that some significant portion of the causes of social disparities along sexual, racial, and class lines are based on genetic inheritance.

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  • What I Learned From the Left
    December 2020

    What I Learned From the Left

    7 ¾ min

    In this new Review section feature, Chronicles authors and editors recommend significant books and authors from the opposite end of the ideological spectrum.

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  • The Church of Money-Grubbing Toil
    November 2020

    The Church of Money-Grubbing Toil

    8 min

    Americans have venerated capitalism as a species of religion, in which material wealth has become God and a strong work ethic is the ritual way toward the sacred, Eugene McCarraher argues in The Enchantments of Mammon

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