Search Results: "Thomas Sowell"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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Released: Sept. 1, 1972

"A significant essay, appealing in its toughness, which may be praised or blamed for the wrong reasons, but should be welcomed by those who reject the paternalism and shortchanging implicit in much current black education."
An aggressive first-person critique of current fashions and procedures in higher education for black Americans. 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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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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Released: April 18, 1984

"No surprises here, but Sowell's skin is thinning."
A polemic aimed at what conservative economist and author Sowell (Hoover Institution, Ethnic America, The Economics and Politics of Peace) calls the "civil rights vision." Read full book review >

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A PERSONAL ODYSSEY by Thomas Sowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 21, 2000

"Hard-edged, tough-minded, and unabashedly opinionated, but a refreshingly frank record of a controversial life."
From African-American economist and author Sowell, a forthright memoir of growing up the hard way in Harlem—without a father, but with an admirable refusal to compromise one's principles. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 15, 1986

"Moreover, this capitalism has probably done more than anything else to destroy other features of the systemic process—family traditions and cultural values—a contention democratic leftists make today but which Sowell ignores."
A broadly sweeping philosophical analysis, Sowell's new book performs a useful service for people interested in contemporary politics: it attempts to lay out objectively the basic differences between the liberal and conservative visions. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 13, 1985

"A rewarding collection for those prepared to read it with an open mind."
A collection of previously published articles in which the author takes on established notions or "pseudo-ideas" in a way guaranteed to create controversy. Read full book review >

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WEALTH, POVERTY AND POLITICS by Thomas Sowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"While Sowell offers no pat solutions, his implied argument that cultural considerations must inform any serious attempt at improving the economic prospects of an underperforming nation or group merits serious consideration."
A provocative analysis of the universal causes of economic success and failure. 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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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 >