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Intellectuals and Race: Part II

Ken1984 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 7:46 AM
Actually, Sowell is right on the money. The lottery of life just won't tell us who will be the successes of the future. We are not talking about individuals here. We are talking about the progress of groups of people over generations. He is talking about successful cultures and unsuccessful cultures. Whether someone who listens to classical music and have a particular moral and a particular cultural way of life will do better than another person who is brought up another way, has another moral compass and another culture. If you look at things this way, you can well understand that when the culture changes, so do the individuals in it. KenC

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

Once we recognize that large differences in achievement among races, nations and civilizations have been the rule, not the exception, throughout recorded history, there is at least some hope of rational thought -- and perhaps even some constructive efforts to help everyone advance.

Even such a British patriot as Winston Churchill said, "We owe London to Rome" -- an acknowledgement that Roman conquerors created Britain's most famous city, at a time when the ancient Britons were incapable of doing so themselves.

No one who...