image of Daniel Bell Daniel Bell is the Henry Ford II Professor of Social Science, Emeritus of Harvard University and scholar-in-residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author/editor of seventeen books, including The End of Ideology, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism and The Coming of Post-Industrial Society. The first two were cited by The Times Literary Supplement in 1995 as among the hundred most important books published since the end of World War II. He has received the gold medal of the American Council on Education for his book on The Reforming of General Education, the award of the American Sociological Association for a lifetime career of distinguished scholarship, and the Talcott Parsons social science medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.