In This Review

White Collar
White Collar
By C. Wright Mills
Oxford University Press, 1951, 378 pp.

A serious effort to anatomize the new middle classes of twentieth century America. Professor Mills' grimly impressive if perhaps overdrawn delineation reveals how hopelessly anachronistic are many of our popular myths. The white-collar man is seen as having little independence, no chance to express any "pioneer spirit"--"the hero as victim, the small creature who is acted upon but does not act."