Richard Lachmann

Studies American pop culture and impact of war and terrorism

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Richard Lachmann

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Sociology

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

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Richard Lachmann is the author of States and Power (Polity 2010) and What Is Historical Sociology? (Polity 2013). His book entitled First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Privilege and the Decline of Great Powers, which examines the decline of dominant economic and military powers in early modern Europe and the contemporary United States, is forthcoming from Verso. He also is researching media coverage and governmental commemoration of war deaths in the United States and Israel from the 1960s to the present.