John Carroll on Violence and the Modern Middle Class

John Carroll on Violence and the Modern Middle Class

Sociology professor and author John Carroll takes issue with the “excessive fearfulness” he argues is common in modern Western upper-middle-class life, illustrated by the paranoia about children being abducted that impels parents to chauffeur them everywhere. The reality is that they live in suburbs in which the statistical likelihood of child abduction is infinitesimal.

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John Carroll

John Carroll is professor of sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne and author of The Existential Jesus.

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