Charles Lemert is University Professor and John C Andrus Professor of Social Theory Emeritus at Wesleyan University and Senior Fellow of the Center for Comparative Research at Yale University. He is the author and editor of many books, most recently Why Niebuhr Matters (Yale University Press, 2011), The Structural Lie: Small Clues to Global Things (Paradigm, 2011), Globalization: A Reader (ed. with Anthony Elliott, Daniel Chaffee, and Eric Hsu) (Routledge, 2010) and The New Individualism (with Anthony Elliott)(Routledge, 2009).