Raymond Aron was the foremost political and social theorist in post-WWII France.

Main Currents in Sociological Thought comes in two fairly short volumes. One covers Montesquieu, Comte, Marx, Tocqueville and the Sociologists and the Revolution of 1848. Two, Durkheim, Pareto, and Weber.

Published 1970.

A great treatise on those thinkers. Concise and clear. Great introduction to sociological thought.

Aron favors Weber above the others.