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Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.

People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. ---->>>

Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions.

Power is not of a man. Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy. Celebrity is not inherent in any personality. To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires access to major institutions.

Every revolution has its counterrevolution - that is a sign the revolution is for real. ---->>>

What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live; their visions and their powers are limited. ---->>>

Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc. ---->>>

In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth. ---->>>

The principal cause of war is war itself. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 05-28, 1916
Birthplace: Waco, Texas
Die: 03-20, 1962
Occupation: Sociologist
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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 such as The Power Elite, which introduced that term and describes the relationships and class alliances among the US political, military, and economic elites; White Collar: The American Middle Classes, on the American middle class; and The Sociological Imagination, which presents a model of analysis for the interdependence of subjective experiences within a person's biography, the general social structure, and historical development (wikipedia)