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The Vision of the Anointed - by Thomas Sowell (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 320

Genre: Political Science

Sub-Genre: Public Policy

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Social Policy

Author: Thomas Sowell

Language: English

TCIN: 76999442
UPC: 9780465089956
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-6355


Thomas Sowell's provocative critique of liberalism's failures
The Vision of the Anointed is a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Thomas Sowell sees what has happened not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a vision whose defects have led to disasters in education, crime, family disintegration, and other social pathology. In this book, "politically correct" theory is repeatedly confronted with facts -- and sharp contradictions between the two are explained in terms of a whole set of self-congratulatory assumptions held by political and intellectual elites. These elites -- the anointed -- often consider themselves "thinking people," but much of what they call thinking turns out, on examination, to be rhetorical assertion, followed by evasions of mounting evidence against those assertions.
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