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The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy Paperback – 28 Jun 1996

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (28 Jun. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780465089956
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465089956
  • ASIN: 046508995X
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,517 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 elitesthe anointedhave replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions, thereby altering the course of our social policy.

About the Author

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, Presented by the President of the United States in 2003.


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