"In arguments about gender, race, equality, and the rest of the hot-button issues, almost everyone shouts and hardly anyone listens. In this invaluable book, Steven Goldberg gives us ways to parse the arguments, evaluate the evidence, and not to conflate what we want to believe with what the best estimate of the truth seems to be. This is the first book in social sciences I have recommended in eighteen years."
- Charles Murray is the author of
The Bell Curve, Coming Apart, and
Catherine Hakim, Senior Research Fellow at The London School of Economics: "Goldberg's theory of male dominance and patriarchy is unassailable His book is the first of the three most important competing theories” (the other two being those of Heidi Hartmann and Nobel Laureate, Gary Becker).
- Review of Catherine Hakim’s
Female Heterogeneity and the Polarization of Women’s Employment
"Goldberg is one of the most brilliant statisticians of the first
kind that I have ever come across."
- William M. Briggs Mathematic Statistics Ph. D. Host Statistics web
Steven Goldberg, now retired, was chairman of the Department of Sociology at City College, City University of New York for twenty years.
His books include
Fads and Fallacies in The Social Sciences (Prometheus/Humanity),
When Wish Replaces Thought (Prometheus),
Why Men Rule (Open Court), and
The Inevitability of Patriarchy (William Morrow).
His Mathematical Elegance was recently published by Transaction.
His work has appeared in Psychiatry, Yale Review, National Review, Saturday Review, Chronicles, American Anthropologist, Society, American Journal of Recreational Mathematics, American Journal of Physics, International Journal of Sociology, Measure, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Psychiatry, and many other scientific and academic journals.