The Quest for Cosmic Justice

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2001 - Political Science - 224 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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The Quest for Cosmic Justice by Thomas Sowell is a strong argument against a liberal agenda of dispensing "justice" for certain groups. Those seeking "cosmic justice," as opposed to the rule of law ... Read full review

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This book was excellent! He is saying here what I want to say but dont know how to... his work is the kind of thing that anyone should read... and it is my honest opinion that anyone who doesnt agree ... Read full review

Contents

The Mirage of Equality
49
The Tyranny of Visions
97
The Quiet Repeal of the American Revolution
143
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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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