The Quest for Cosmic Justice (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2001 - Political Science - 224 pages
17 Reviews
This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of fundamental principles of freedom -- amounting to a quiet repeal of the American revolution.
The Quest for Cosmic Justice is the summation of a lifetime of study and thought about where we as a society are headed -- and why we need to change course before we do irretrievable damage.

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User Review  - Joel Tumes - Goodreads

Typical Libertarian attack on social policy with a bunch of anecdotal illustrations and plenty of straw man arguments. Read full review

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User Review  - Sierra - Goodreads

I may not agree with the authors entire philosophy, but this book made me reconsider and reanalyze my political views from a new perspective. Read full review


The Mirage of Equality
The Tyranny of Visions
The Quiet Repeal of the American Revolution

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About the author (2001)

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been a professor of economics at leading American colleges and universities, and has lectured in Singapore, Israel, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as across the United States.

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