"Numbers Rule the World"

Submitted on Monday, 11/19/2012, at 11:46 AM

In 2010, Jerome Himmelstein, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Sociology, launched “a numbers course that wasn’t about numbers.” With the Spring 2012 semester coming to a close, he discussed his Mellon Seminar, “Numbers Rule the World.”

Below are edited excerpts from an interview with Katherine Duke ’05.

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Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

General Colloquia16. The American Political Tradition: Ideas and Institutions. This course will study the theoretical ideas that informed the creation and development of America’s political system and consider some of the major contemporary challenges to the maintenance of American democracy.