Search Results: "Thomas Sowell"


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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: Oct. 24, 1983

"Reassurance for fans of laissez-faire, cold comfort for those on unemployment lines."
In Ethnic America, Prof. 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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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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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: 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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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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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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RACE AND CULTURE by Thomas Sowell
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 3, 1994

"While rightly assailing historical judgments colored by ideological dogma, Sowell himself is guilty of this failing, albeit with a conservative rather than a liberal bias."
Half-baked comparisons of world ethnic groups and nationalities pepper this conservative analysis from columnist and Hoover Institution economist Sowell (Inside American Education, 1993, etc.). 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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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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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 >