The Quest for Cosmic Justice Hardcover – 11 Oct 1999
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Lino A. Graglia author of "Disaster by Decree: The Supreme Court Decisions on Race and the Schools" Sowell is our leading practitioner of social commentary based on clear-eyed, hardheaded common sense. He provides insights -- e.g., intellectuals ("the anointed") opt for policies (e.g., disarmament over readiness) that demonstrate their moral superiority -- and destroys myths -- e.g., mortgage lenders discriminate against blacks -- on every issue he touches. Like his previous work, "The Quest for Cosmic Justice" is an antidote for the temptation to moralistic irrationality in public policymaking. In addition he is a wonderful phrasemaker and a delight to read.
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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Cosmic Justice is that state of affairs aimed at by our social engineers. Equality world wide to name but one vision. To this end various tinkerings with education and the law seek to raise some men up (positive discrimination) and level others down. The net result is the erosion of real freedoms, enshrined in the constitution for all and a worsening state for those the social visionaries claim they want to help.
Through the apparatus of the state the social visionaries want to stamp their view of what the world ought to be - and they are not hampered by the facts, an understanding of economics or human nature, they will force their view on everyone no matter what.
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usually through government action, and real-world limitations and costs of such attempts.
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