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Sowell Does It Again

Al4001 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 11:22 AM
Sowell is brilliant. He was interviewed on Dennis Miller's radio program a couple of weeks ago talking about this book and came out with this gem: "If you don't think, it doesn't matter whether you're an idiot or a genius."

I plunged into Thomas Sowell's latest book "Intellectuals and Race" immediately upon its arrival but soon realized that I needed to slow down. Many writers express a few ideas with a great cataract of words. Sowell is the opposite. Every sentence contains at least one insight or fascinating statistic, frequently more than one. His newest offering is only 139 pages (excluding notes), but tackles a huge question -- the damage that bad ideas on matters of race peddled by self-satisfied intellectuals have had and continue to have on the world.

Race is almost a national psychosis for Americans, distorting our...