Common sense accompanied by uncommon knowledge,
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This review is from: Race and Culture: A World View (Paperback)
Thomas Sowell, for a lifetime economist and sociologist of considerable reputation, has - scholarly and intellectually - always been the lone wolf that never howled along with his contemporaries in their self-complacent cirkling around in their fancy mainstream fences. In this sense, he has few companions, but impressive predecessors - Hayek and Friedman, to name the most influencial. He owes a lot of his fame to the unique combination of profound knowledge and unwavering common sense that he possesses - and common sense in the Western World around the year 2000 owes a lot to him.