A Conflict of Visions

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Quill, 1987 - Social Science - 273 pages
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Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or for centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. The analysis of this pattern is the purpose of "A Conflict of Visions. "its theme is that the enduring political controversies of the past two centuries reflect radically different visions of the nature of man. Issues as diverse as criminal justice, income distribution, or war and peace repeatedly show those with one vision lining up on one side and those with another vision lining up on the other.Dr. Thomas Sowell describes "A Conflict of Visions "as "the culmination of thirty years of work in the history of ideas"--a field in which he established his professional reputation years before writing any of his well-known books on ethnicity and other social issues. Dr. Sowell and his books have received a nember of awards and honors, and have been translated into several languages. He has been a consultant to three administrations of both parties, as well as scholar-in-residence at three "think tanks." He is now a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California.

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A well thought out and researched breakdown of the origins and philosophies of the modern left and right. Read full review

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I believe that it was while reading this book that I came across the idea that the broad conservative argument is one of natural selection, that things which have withstood the test of time have been ... Read full review

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