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Richard  Lachmann

Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Sociology
Chair

Expertise:
Sociology of culture; popular culture; political sociology; war and terrorism; fiscal crises; U.S. decline; military spending

Campus phone: (518) 442-4661
Campus email: rlachmann@albany.edu

Biography:
Richard Lachmann is examining the decline of dominant powers, through comparing historical cases of decline with the contemporary United States in an effort to determine if this country will follow its predecessors on a path of decline guided by elite self-interest. He is writing about fiscal crises and military expenditures and is also interested in contemporary American culture.