"The role of reason I have been outlining neither means nor requires that one hit the pavement, take the next plane to the scene of the current crisis, run for Congress, buy a newspaper plant, go among the poor, set up a soap box.  Such actions are often admirable, and I can readily imagine occasions when I should personally find it impossible not to want to do them myself.  But for the social scientist to take them to be his normal activities is merely to abdicate his role, and to display by his action a disbelief in the promise of social science and in the role of reason in human affairs.  This role requires only that the social scientist get on with the work of social science and that he avoid furthering the bureaucratization of reason and of discourse" (The Sociological Imagination, 1959, p. 192).