End of An Era: The Internet Reacts to Thomas Sowell's Retirement

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Dec 27, 2016 12:50 PM
End of An Era: The Internet Reacts to Thomas Sowell's Retirement

On Tuesday, December 27, conservative columnist Dr. Thomas Sowell published his final column at the age of 86. Here's how people reacted to the beloved thinker's retirement.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called him a "brilliant thinker and writer" who inspired a "generation of conservatives":

The Heritage Foundation's Jim DeMint remarked how Sowell's "wit and brilliance" allowed him to best his younger peers:


RELATED: Here's Townhall's thank you note to Dr. Thomas Sowell


Conservative Review called his retirement a "sad day" for conservatives:

National Review's Jonah Goldberg called him "one of the greats":

And, of course, plenty of people shared Sowell's legendary quotes.