Sociology and Explanations (Re: Hitchens responds to critics

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Mon Oct 1 12:20:19 PDT 2001

Doug Henwood wrote:
> >
> >I think it's a lot more productive to look at how social relations
> >produce a society with a war machine and the kind of people who can
> >"mastermind" the machine.
> I don't see why these forms of analysis are competing or mutually exclusive.

They aren't mutually exclusive at all -- it's just that the psychoanalytical (or behaviorist or neurological) explanation is superfluous. True or false, it simply doesn't help.


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