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Sociologist Alice Goffman even less credible than first believed

“Now she has written a response to my critique, and I am even less certain how much of the book [On the Run] is true. Goffman essentially admits that she embellished and exaggerated her account of a crucial episode, which should leave even the most sympathetic readers doubting her word.

As I observed in my review in The New Republic, Goffman had—in her own telling—admitted to participating in a murder plot to avenge the death of her friend Chuck, allegedly at the hands of a rival gang. She volunteered to drive for Mike, who had earlier, Goffman says, “nodded his head in agreement” that “somebody gon’ die regardless.”

Via Sociologist Alice Goffman Denies Murder Conspiracy in On the Run @ The New Republic.

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