The Vision of the Anointed: Self-congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

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Basic Books, 1996 - Political Science - 305 pages
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Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose defects have led to crises in education, crime, and family dynamics, and to other social pathologies. In this book, he describes how elites—the anointed—have replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions, thereby altering the course of our social policy.
  

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In this follow up to his near (realized?) masterpiece, A Conflict of Visions, Sowell launches a no-hold's-barred attack on "the anointed". In A Conflict of Visions, Sowell introduced us to the ... Read full review

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Contents

Flattering Unction
1
The Pattern
7
By The Numbers
31
The Irrelevance Of Evidence
64
The Anointed Versus The Benighted
104
Crusades Of The Anointed
143
The Vocabulary Of The Anointed
183
Courting Disaster
219
Optional Reality
241
Notes
261
Index
295
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About the author (1996)

Thomas Sowell has taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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