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

Posted: Dec 27, 2016 12:50 PM

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.