Prof. Richard Lachmann
Affirming the resolution
JRICHARD LACHMANN (Ph.D. Harvard 1983), professor of sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, is the author of First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers (Verso, 2020), which examines the decline of dominant economic and military powers in early modern Europe and the contemporary United States. He is researching media coverage of war deaths in the United States and Israel from the 1960s to the present. His book, Capitalists In Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe (Oxford, 2000) received the 2003 American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award. He also is the author of States and Power (Polity 2010) and What Is Historical Sociology? (Polity 2013).