Search Results: "Thomas Sowell"


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THE THOMAS SOWELL READER by Thomas Sowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A solid, representative collection by a writer and thinker whom one either agrees with or not—and there's not much middle ground on which to stand."
"Ideology is fairy tales for adults." Thus writes economist and conservative maven Sowell in a best-of volume shot through with…ideology. Read full book review >

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MIGRATIONS AND CULTURES by Thomas Sowell
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"In consequence, his fact-filled text falls well short of its potential to inform, let alone enlighten."
Sowell here fills in some of the background on ethnic groups he surveyed in his 1994 Race and Culture. Read full book review >

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Released: March 15, 1985

"History is not one of Sowell's strong suits—nor is the critical analysis of Marxism."
It's hard to imagine who conservative economist Sowell (Hoover Institution) had in mind as readers for this introductory textbook/polemic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 27, 1998

"Fascinating analysis vitiated, over the course of this trilogy, by repetition, insulting national comparisons, and superficial history."
Hoover Institution scholar-in-residence Sowell concludes a trilogy that began with Race and Culture (1994) and Migrations and Cultures (1996) by considering—in sometimes stimulating, sometimes muddled fashion—the momentous consequences of long-term military occupation on subject peoples. Read full book review >

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LATE-TALKING CHILDREN by Thomas Sowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 1997

"Hardly definitive, but should ease the minds of worried parents."
A father's first-person account of his young son's difficulties in learning to talk, his surprising discoveries about other late talkers, and some intriguing speculation about the causes of this problem. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

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INTELLECTUALS AND RACE by Thomas Sowell
NON-FICTION
Released: March 12, 2013

"The benefit of slavery is but one of the firebombs lobbed within a book that more are likely to find infuriating than enlightening."
A conservative professor of economics and public policy argues that conventional attitudes about racism and social injustice are not only wrong, but harmful as well, in an analysis that will spark outrage among the liberal intellectuals that he targets. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR COSMIC JUSTICE by Thomas Sowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

A cosmic straw man is vanquished in the fight against dangerous ideals such as social justice and equality. Read full book review >

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ETHNIC AMERICA by Thomas Sowell
Released: July 10, 1981

"The account here borders on being yet another apologia for benign neglect."
For Professor Sowell (Sociology, UCLA) ethnic America presents "a story of many very different heritages. . . the story of the human spirit in its many guises." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"Sowell's economics in a social vacuum is as meaningful as color in the absence of light."
From conservative think-tanker Sowell (The Quest for Cosmic Justice, 1999, etc.), ideological balderdash parading as a disinterested introduction to economics. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"Sowell's venomous tone dominates his own, sometimes thin evidence, making this a polarizing screed rather than a rational argument."
Conservative gadfly Sowell doesn't like the vision thing—at least, not as long as the vision is that of his political opponents on the left. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 1983

"Reassurance for fans of laissez-faire, cold comfort for those on unemployment lines."
In Ethnic America, Prof. Read full book review >