Some political commentaries, with sociological bits.
May 25, 2009 in counting, performing, quantifying
Tags: america, countries, government, governmentality, state, statistics, surveys
Attention. Attention. French sociologist of science discovers that America is a statistical invention.
June 2, 2009 at 4:42 pm
Mouais, half funny. That’s not the point, not even the general argument. Here is a quite fair presentation – in french – of the book.
You could read the book – at least a little – I am sure you would make funnier jokes.
June 2, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Sorry, this blog has been proven right in the entirety of its claims (including the non-informed).
June 3, 2009 at 11:00 am
Sorry, I did’nt know you got the so much disered, so rare, “pontifical infallibility” label.
But, allow me to insist, it’s not only about truth, it’s also about fun ! You could do much funnier jokes ; and knowing how funny you can be (I am serious here, not ironic) I regret that I can’t read some funnier “chistes” from you.
June 3, 2009 at 2:06 pm
Well, yes. It’s not funny. And it doesn’t sell either. But it’s going to remain up there forever, like the Pyramid Texts. Too bad. Let’s hope that historians of the future will be able to contextualize.
June 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm
I think it’s cool that the most heated exchange on this blog has been prompted by a book on the history of statistics and the American New Deal. Look forward to reading it.
July 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm
I am too looking forward to read it, having read his Emmanuel’s dissertation. It was very good.
I’m glad that you finally got it puslished, Emmanuel!
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