The Quest for Cosmic Justice

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Free Press, Feb 5, 2002 - Political Science - 224 pages
24 Reviews
This is not a comforting book -- it is a book about disturbing issues that are urgently important today and enduringly critical for the future. It rejects both "merit" and historical redress as principles for guiding public policy. It shows how "peace" movements have led to war and to needless casualties in those wars. It argues that "equality" is neither right nor wrong, but meaningless.
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 the fundamental principles of freedom -- and the quiet repeal of the American revolution.

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User Review  - Sylvester - Goodreads

Another one of Sowell's magnus opus after Basic Economics. The Quest for Cosmic Justice is a well written blow to the argument about "equality" by the intelligentsia. Sowell offered real stories and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ross David Bayer - Goodreads

For me, the book had two main counterpoints: 1) THE GOOD The book presents a very interesting core hypothesis, one I'd never actually encountered before, which is that when people casually use the ... Read full review

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Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and the author of A Personal Odyssey, The Vision of the Anointed, Ethnic America, and several other books. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, and Fortune and are syndicated in 150 newspapers. He lives in Stanford, California.

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