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Intellectuals and Race: Part III

crackerette Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 8:55 AM
Dr. Sowell makes way too much common sense--- the left's greatest enemy.
Marie150 Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 10:16 AM
They do not care about common sense. Common sense is the enemy to dreamers and schemers of the revolution.

Editor's note: This is Part III in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here.

The desire of intellectuals for some grand theory that will explain complex patterns with some solitary and simple factor has produced many ideas that do not stand up under scrutiny, but which have nevertheless had widespread acceptance -- and sometimes catastrophic consequences -- in countries around the world.

The theory of genetic determinism which dominated the early 20th century led to many harmful consequences, ranging from racial segregation and discrimination up to and including the Holocaust. The...