Dr. Sowell is virtually unique in the way his intellect transcends "group think." He is, to use Duke Ellington's words, beyond category.
And that is his strength. So when you hear people dismiss him as a "mouthpiece" for some industry, political party, media outlet, or whatever, you know they lack the ability to develop and articulate original thoughts, and that they have no arguments up to the task of countering those of Thomas Sowell.
We here at Townhall.com have heard and seen it all. I've personally read Dr. Sowell's syndicated columns for at least 40 years, probably closer to 50. He is one of the clearest thinkers and writers in the history of mankind. I just wish more people could quiet their brains enough to understand and accept his wisdom. This would be a better world if more people were capable of thinking as he does.