The Quest for Cosmic Justice

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Free Press, Oct 1, 1999 - Law - 214 pages
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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  - Stefan - Goodreads

Fantastic book, one gets a new perspective on justice and equality, and how it is being distorted in modern times and in political discourses. It's a refreshing outlook on the principles and ideals ... Read full review

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Contents

The Mirage of Equality
49
The Tyranny of Visions
97
The Quiet Repeal of the American Revolution
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Bestselling author Thomas Sowell has been on the faculties of leading universities across the country, an economist in the corporate world and in government, and a scholar in residence at three think tanks. His books have been translated into nine languages, and his essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, and Fortune and are syndicated to 150 newspapers. For the past two decades, he has been a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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