Behavior: Rx for Democracy

Patrick Fiorello Ginsburg is a hypothetical young man of indeterminate age. His E.Q. (Ethnic Quotient), however, can be precisely and succinctly stated as J64:Med23:G13. Translated, that signifies that he is 64% Jewish, 23% Italian (the "Med" standing for Mediterranean ancestry) and 13% Irish (Gaelic). Of what use to Ginsburg is his E.Q., which, if the "New Democracy" prevails, will be attached to him at birth and govern his role in society for the rest of his life?

The answer is in a slender book, The Sociology of the pmsqy, published by Simon & Schuster....

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