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Sowell Does It Again

Kepha Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 10:41 PM
Yes, Sowell is a highly intelligent commentator. Obama's "brilliance" is on par with the scientific achievements of Elena Ceaucescu, wife of the late and unlamented Nicolae of Romania: a creation of media hacks. The real academic achievements of both are among the best-kept secrets of their respective countries.

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...