"Both for his ideas and for the way in which he expressed them, Professor Mills thoroughly deserved to be considered the Thorstein Veblen of the mid-twentieth century."
--Harry Schwartz, New York Times
"His words are lively and indignant enough to provoke thinking...The thinking, if not the program, might just conceivably save us."
"...these selections are fine examples of the areas of Mills' interests; they reveal his clarity of thought and his precision of expression, two highly desirable virtues for a sociologist."
--Robert M. Barry, Commonweal
"Mills deserves a wide reading. More people must face up to the central question of the relation of power to responsibility as preparatory to asking where we go from here."
--Robert Engler, New Republic