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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Honest and accurate. Having read or listened to a number of Sowell's books now I feel that I turn to him not because I believe in what he says, but that I feel he is articulating so well those ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abhilash Nambiar - Goodreads

Having seen how the anointed behave, it is useful to see the process abstracted. This knowledge can be used to undermine their influence and mitigate their damage. Read full review

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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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