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

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BasicBooks, 1995 - 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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The Vision of the Anointed is a classic social commentary from 1995 by economist Thomas Sowell. He presents a long list of social policies adopted in the 60s and 70s that were based on false premises ... Read full review

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Dr. Sowell is his usual brilliant self. I underlined like crazy as I read, because so much of what he wrote is happening on a daily basis. Read full review

Contents

FLATTERING UNCTION
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The Pattern
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By the Numbers
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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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