S few good concepts indeed. But the author gave too many examples in a long winding way to demonstrate them. Now seventy years later, it's hard for readers to relate to these examples in social science. The society has changed too much.
Great book! Deserves five stars! But this edition is a crappy, lazy reprint. The footnotes are stuck into the main body of the text inside brackets, tables are screwed up, weird punctuation, etc. Nobody proofread anything. And the typeface selected really distracts from the process of reading. Definitely buy this book, just buy a different reprint!
After reading this one, you'll give up following trendy news stories and get on with your own life. There is no consolation or deep breath of relaxation to be obtained by reading this book. You'll come to the realization that the whole world is so screwed up that you can't do a damned thing about things that are totally out of your control and that includes all of the BS that is fed the reading public about Politics, Social Issues, Health Issues, Product Reviews, and on and on. I love life. just guard my every move and purchases because everyone is out to screw you. Trust no one.