Retired sociologist. Co-Author of The Social Bases of Politics. Senior Policy Scientist at the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice in Baltimore and the Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention. Community Organizer during Baltimore's Empowerment Zone days especially in Pigtown. Helped rebuild the life of a drug addict to prove to myself that the ideas rejected by those in power would work. My friend got her A.A. degree with a 4.0 average, Dean's List every semester and is now going for an advanced degree while working and caring for her wonderful two and a half year old twin girls.