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Hoover Institution Press Publication #450: Barbarians Inside the Gates: And Other Controversial Essaysby Thomas Sowell
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In this latest collection of his highly provocative essays, Thomas Sowell once again demonstrates why he is one of the most thoughtful, readable, and controversial thinkers of our time. With his usual unrelenting candor, he cuts through the stereotypes, popular mythology, and what he calls the "mush" surrounding the critical issues facing the American social, economic, political, legal, racial, and education scenes. Sowell's hard-hitting, and ruthlessly honest, views include his commentary on
Sowell combines applied reason and common sense with actual historical and statistical evidence to demolish widely held views on these and other controversial subjects, including racial quotas, prayer in schools, the health care system, cultural "identity," Wade versus Roe, gays in the military, the death penalty, Louis Farrakhan, and more.
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A collection of essays by a popular columnist. With his usual unrelenting candor, he cuts through stereotypes, popular mythology, and mushy thinking surrounding social, economic, racial, and political issues. A sample gem: "No one is more dogmatically insistent on conformity than those who advocate `diversity.'" No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (email@example.com)
A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.
Combining reason and common sense with statistical evidence, Sowell once again cuts through the stereotypes, popular mythology, and "mush" surrounding the critical issues facing the American social, economic, political, legal, racial, and education scenes.
About the Author
Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. He writes on economics, history, social policy, ethnicity, and the history of ideas. Sowell’s current research focuses on cultural history in a world perspective. Sowell's journalistic writings include a nationally syndicated column that appears in more than 150 newspapers from Boston to Honolulu. Over the past three decades, Sowell has taught economics at various colleges and universities, including Cornell, Amherst, and the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as the history of ideas at Brandeis University. He has also been associated with three other research centers, in addition to the Hoover Institution. He was project director at the Urban Institute, 1972-1974, a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, 1976–77, and was an adjunct scholar of the American Enterprise Institute, 1975-1976.
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