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Author Patrick L. Schmidt Discusses His New Book Harvard’s Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science: The Rise and Fall of the Department of Social Relations

August 10, 2022 Patrick L. Schmidt Season 2 Episode 83
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Author Patrick L. Schmidt Discusses His New Book Harvard’s Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science: The Rise and Fall of the Department of Social Relations
Show Notes

Author Patrick L. Schmidt speaks with Radio Free Galisteo's John Shannon about  his new book  - Harvard’s Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science: The Rise and Fall of the Department of Social Relations.  Schmidt tells the little-known story of how some of the most renowned social scientists of the twentieth century (Including Talcott Parsons and Timothy Leary) struggled to elevate their emerging disciplines of cultural anthropology, sociology, and social and clinical psychology.   Also - The re-emergence of the study psychedelic drugs at Harvard is discussed.

Visit Patrick's Website: https://patrickschmidtauthor.com/


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