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The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

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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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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 b

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The nationally bestselling author of Race and Culture and Inside America presents a devastating examination of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past 30 years, whose defects have led to crises on education, crime, and family dynamics, "An important and incisive book".--New York Times Book Review.

About the Author

Thomas Sowell has taught economics at a number of colleges and universities, including Cornell, University of California Los Angeles, and Amherst. He has published both scholarly and popular articles and books on economics, and is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465089956
Author:
Sowell, Thomas
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
Social Policy
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Elite (Social sciences)
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
POL030000
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 12 oz

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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 b
"Synopsis" by , The nationally bestselling author of Race and Culture and Inside America presents a devastating examination of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past 30 years, whose defects have led to crises on education, crime, and family dynamics, "An important and incisive book".--New York Times Book Review.
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