Book We Should All Read/QPC

Sociological Insight: An Introduction to Non-Obvious Sociology by Randall Collins.

It’s short, it’s awesome, and I want to discuss it with people. Topics in the first fifty pages include:

1. How societies are founded on non-rational principles.

2. Why trust makes capitalism successful.

3. Why people form groups and why there’s conflict between groups.

4. The correlation between a society’s religious beliefs and its political structure (this fucking blew my mind).

5. How conversation functions as a modern form of religion.

6. Why the “masks” metaphor makes more sense than the “true self” metaphor.

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