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Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell (2012, Paperback, Revised, Expanded)

Thomas Sowell | ISBN-10: 0465025226 | ISBN-13: 9780465025220
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It has not been by shaping the opinions or directing the actions of the holders of power that modern intellectuals have most influenced the course of events but by shaping public opinion in ways that affect the actions of power holders in democratic societies, whether or not those power holders accept the general vision or the particular policies favored by intellectuals. In Intellectuals and Society, Thomas Sowell examines the track record of intellectuals in the things they have advocated and analyzes the incentives and constraints under which their views and visions have emerged. Ultimately, he shows how often intellectuals have been proved not only wrong but grossly and disastrously wrong in their prescriptions for the ills of society.

This much revised and reorganized edition of Intellectuals and Society is more than half again larger than the first edition. Four new chapters have been added on intellectuals and race, including a chapter on race and intelligence. These new chapters show the radically different views of race prevailing among the intelligentsia at the beginning of the twentieth century and at the end-- and yet how each of these opposite views of race had the same dogmatic quality and the same refusal to countenance differing opinions among their contemporaries, much less engage dissenting opinions in serious debate. Moreover, each of these very different views of race produced flourishes of rhetoric and travesties of logic, leading to dire social consequences, though of very different sorts in the two eras. Other additions to this edition include a critique of John Rawls' conception or justice and a re-examination of the so-called "trickle-down theory" behind "tax cuts for the rich." There are other revisions, from the preface to the final chapter, the latter being extensively rewritten to bring together and highlight the themes of the other chapters, and to make unmistakably clear what Intellectuals and Society is, and is not, seeking to do.


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ISBN-100465025226
ISBN-139780465025220

Key Details
AuthorThomas Sowell
Number Of Pages680 pages
Edition DescriptionExpanded, Revised
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2012-03-06
LanguageEnglish
PublisherBasic Books

Dimensions
Weight28.6 Oz
Height1.7 In.
Width6.1 In.
Length9.2 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade
Grade FromCollege Freshman
Age Range18 - UP

Classification Method
Dewey Decimal305.552
Dewey Edition22

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Created: 05/08/12

One of the best REAL researchers I have had the privilege to read.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

Dr. Thomas Sowell does not write fiction. He covers new topics in depth in each new book. He discusses the human condition, differing cultures, and how / why they function like they do. Obfuscation is not his forte. I have read several of his proof-filled books and am never disappointed with the thoroughness of his research. They have at least 300+ pages of facts and relevant history. His source bibliographies are huge, taking up to 20% of space in each book. I sense he wants the reader to reach his own personal conclusions. He fills the pages with information and YOU decide. He uses verbal virtuosity not as a political or social spin machine, but giving background that is real. He has been called an eternal national treasure by people I respect. In summary, if Dr. Thomas Sowell has discussed it, I want to read what he has to say. I recommend ANYTHING he has written and that especially includes this book.

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Created: 04/15/11

All his books are a must read. Smartest man on the planet!!!!!

Mr. Sowell has the ability to take grey and color it clear. Even if you don't like business,economics of finance you will enjoy his take on everyday misunderstandings.

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