Sociologist-economist Sowell, a noted conservative, draws this collection of essays from his Scripps-Howard syndicated column and his contributions to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
Sowell offers opinions on social and foreign policy, law, education, and race, criticizing the trend of American politics since Reagan and reserving his sharpest criticism for special-interest groups such as homosexual lobbies, welfare and pay equity beneficiaries, and political “victims” of all kinds. His essays are tied together by an analysis of the cost and benefits of various concepts, proposals, and actions, and an emphasis on common sense.
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Definitely great work by Sowell!! Great perspectives and inciteful philosophies!
It is amazing to me how many themes contained in this work are more than a quarter century out of date, but as appropos to today's current events as they were when originally published. Thomas Sowell delivers his clear insight on many topics in crisp well-reasoned essays that seem timeless in light of thier age.