Sidney Hook review of Sorokin, “Society, Culture and Personality”

 

 

Sidney Hook review of ‘Society, Culture & Personality’ – NY Times 8-17-1947

 

 

Posted here as a PDF file (above) is review of Society, Culture and Personality by Pitirim A. Sorokin:

 

“Man’s Destiny: A Scientific View”

(review of Society, Culture, and Personality)

By Sidney Hook

The New York Times

August 17, 1947

 

 

The review is a harsh,  biting attack on Sorokin’s scholarship and views.

 

 

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Sidney Hook (1902-1989) was an American philosopher known for his contributions to the philosophy of history, the philosophy of education, political theory, and ethics. After embracing Communism in his youth, Hook was later known for his criticisms of totalitarianism, both fascism, and Marxism-Leninism.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

   March 2018

“Almost Any Catastrophe Would Fit Into Harvard Professor’s Thesis”

 

 

‘almost any catastrophe would fit into Harvard’ prof’s thesis’ – Balt Sun 10-2-1935

 

 

He Told Us So

Almost Any Catastrophe Would Fit Into Harvard Professor’s Thesis

By U. P. Ives

The Baltimore Sun, October 2, 1939, pg. 8

 

 

Full article posted above as a downloadable PDF file.

 

 

posted by Roger W. Smith

“Denies U.S. Recognition Will Bring Soviet Trade” (article by Sorokin, Washington Post, 1922)

 

‘Denies U. S. Recognition Will Bring Soviet Trade’ (by Sorokin) – Washington Post 4-26-1925

 

333 ‘Denies U. S. Recognition Will Bring Soviet Trade’ (by Sorokin) – Washington Post 4-26-1925

 

Denies U.S. Recognition Will Bring Soviet Trade

By Pitirim Sorokin

The Washington Post

April 26, 1925, pg. 3

 

The entire article is posted (above) as a PDF file and in my own transcription as a Word document.

 

posted by Roger W. Smith

“Winchester Hillside Aglow With Azaleas, Grown by Harvard Professor”

 

 

‘Winchester Hillside Aglow with Azaleas’ – Boston Globe 5-23-1954

 

 

Posted here (above) as a PDF file:

“Winchester Hillside Aglow With Azaleas, Grown by Harvard Professor,” by George Talomis, Boston Globe, May 23, 1954, pg. A32

An article about Sorokin’s famous garden in his yard in Winchester, Massachusetts.

 

 

posted by Roger W. Smith

 

 

“Creative Calamity” (editorial re Sorokin)

 

 

‘Creative Calamnity’ (editorial) – Wash Post 11-2-1942

 

 

posted here (above) as a PDF file:

“Creative Calamity” (editorial), The Washington Post, November 2, 1942, pg. 10

It discusses Sorokin’s views with reference to his The Crisis of Our Age and Man and Society in Calamity.

 

 

posted by Roger W. Smith

 

 

Sorokin, émigré in Berlin, his views on the Russian intelligentsia, 1922

 

 

‘Changing Russia; Lead of the Intellectuals’ – Times of India 12-20-1922

 

 

 

Posted here (above) as a downloadable PDF file:

“Changing Russia: Lead of the Intellectuals,” The Times of India, December 20, 1922, pg. 18

The scanned article which I have downloaded from Internet database has blank spaces; some of the text is not readable. But, the article is interesting from a biographical point of view, since it notes that Sorokin had arrived in Berlin and summarizes an article of his in the a Russian daily published in Berlin wherein Sorokin discusses view of the Russian intelligensia under Bolshevism.

 

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith