This chapter summarizes the entire argument of the book, underscoring and highlighting major points about sociology’s spiritual project, the sacred and not merely political nature of the project, and the ways that the project damages sociology’s best contribution in science and education. The conclusion considers the likely ways that this book will be received and alternative ways that American sociologists might respond to the argument, given the problems of political bias, the narrowness of ideology in sociology, disciplinary defensiveness in sociology. The final chapter sets the author’s argument in the larger context of challenges and impending reforms of American higher education.
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