Society

Must We Blame Sociology?

Sociology is an honourable discipline founded over a century ago by Emile Durkheim, Vilfredo Pareto, Herbert Spencer and Max Weber and with roots that go back much further, perhaps even to Ibn Khaldun in the fourteenth century. Sociology does not deserve to be maligned because of the distortions of its left wing and the fantasies imposed on it by “critical” thinkers unable to question propositions impartially. To be sceptical is a virtue in sociology; to be critical is a vice. The roots of their “infantile disorder” (Lenin’s phrase, not mine) lie in their obsession with ineq­uality and hence their ideology…

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