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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A good but repetitive read. Sowell is one of the best at articulating right-wing political ideals in a common sense way. But the whole book is essentially a couple hundred pages of Sowell finding new ... Read full review

Contents

FLATTERING UNCTION
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The Pattern
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By the Numbers
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About the author (1995)

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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