Alexander Riley

Professor of Sociology at Bucknell University. Find Professor Riley on Twitter @Que_Sais_Je_99 and follow his other writings on Substack (https://alexanderriley.substack.com/).

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July 22, 2022

Cormac McCarthy: Conservative Novelist

Alexander Riley

Where some critics see only dystopia and misanthropy in the violent novels of Cormac McCarthy, sociologist Alexander Riley notices a “distinct moral core” in McCarthy’s best-known fi......

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March 18, 2022

Be a Man: Lessons from Three Literary Priests

Alexander Riley

Twentieth-century novelists Graham Greene and William Peter Blatty provide portraits of three literary priests possessed of precisely those masculine traits that a vibrant culture needs in abundance,......

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December 27, 2021

Of College and Community in the Wake of George Floyd

Alexander Riley

Sociologist Alexander Riley questions whether the establishment of a woke social justice regime is sufficient for a shared notion of community in American colleges, and delineates the likely consequen......

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May 22, 2020

The Failure of the New Class under the Test of COVID-19

Alexander Riley

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus first appeared, many experts understated the threat. Now more than two months into the pandemic these same experts have coalesced around the most hyperbolic disease modeling.

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May 21, 2020

🔒The Failure of the New Class under the Test of COVID-19

Alexander Riley

When the SARS-CoV-2 virus first appeared, many experts understated the threat. Now more than two months into the pandemic these same experts have coalesced around the most hyperbolic disease modeling.

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