"The most important Sunni cabinet post [in Iraq], minister of defense, went to a onetime officer in Mr. Hussein's feared General Security Directorate who fled Iraq under the threat of a death sentence. The man, Sadoon al-Dulaimi, left Iraq in the 1980's, became a sociologist in Britain and came back after Mr. Hussein was ousted two years ago."If only he had taken my methods course, and perhaps participating in the Concentration in Analysis and Research undergrad program at Wisconsin, he would be running the country right now. And you can bet that there would be some fine social survey data coming out of Iraq as well.
Monday, May 09, 2005
seattle: what can you do with a sociology major?
From the NYT (via a colleague):