Jack D. Douglas

Jack D. Douglas is the author of The Myth of the Welfare State.

Latest by Jack D. Douglas in Chronicles

  • The Myths of the Social Sciences
    September 1993

    The Myths of the Social Sciences

    Several years ago one of my former roommates at Harvard, now an economist with the United Nations, dropped by for a visit. We drifted into an informal review of the social science courses we had taken at Harvard in the late 1950's.

    Read More
  • Credulous Creatures
    September 1991

    Credulous Creatures

    Who now reads Alfred Kinsey? Almost no one. Who now remembers the great media event set off in 1948 by the publication of his "monumental" book of 804 pages on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male?

    Read More
  • February 1991

    Bureaucratized Education

    American education is today so bureaucratized that every increase in tax monies poured into the system produces less real learning.

    Read More
  • The (Politically) Supreme Court
    March 1988

    The (Politically) Supreme Court

    The great sound and fury over the nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court included many grand proclamations from all sides concerning the original intentions of the constitutionalists and the relevance of those intentions to our society today.

    Read More