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The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2004

    Lucid and Insightful

    Dr. Sowell's brillance is on parade in this scholarly, yet easy to read, analysis of the two prevailing political ideologies in America. Dr. Sowell transforms ideological hypotheses into indisputeable truths via facts/evidence in this richly documented work. Both liberals and conservatives will benefit greatly from reading this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2003

    Brilliant

    Thomas Sowell, like a prophet, explains every liberal I have ever debated or discussed any issue with. He describes the same tired method of attacking the person rather than fighting on the merits of an argument. He has said in a single book what it has taken over a decade for me to realize in my relationships with liberal friends. Any thinking person who wants to understand why they get nowhere in a debate with a liberal should read this book. Also this book gives you the key to avoiding several pitfalls you may encounter in talking to a liberal.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2001

    Liberal Elitism Analyzed

    This superb book analyzes and explains the prevailing Liberal mindset, which is that Liberals (the anointed) are by definition superior to the rest of us (the benighted). Dr. Sowell describes the Liberal belief structure with logical severity, including their demand for unquestioning acceptance, their demonization of anyone who does challenge them, and their underlying desire for power at the expense of liberty. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand what Liberals believe and how they operate.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2002

    Sensational

    Thomas Sowell methodicaly desribes the Socialist mentality of todays Liberal Democrats. There are many passages that will illuminate the prevailing socialist attitude among the media, educrats, and others who fancy themselves superior to the rest of the population. It takes them apart word by word.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Sowell demonstrates the kind mentality free thinkers and those w

    Sowell demonstrates the kind mentality free thinkers and those who love freedom face as they contend against these pseudo liberal Marxists! Sowell cuts to the chase with such erudition and sagacity the pernicious aims of the "anoited". An attempt to bring to naught  through the most insidious and deceitful arguments imaginable the individual rights and moral autonomy of their fellows in a quest to create  a fair and equal world. Whats worse is that these self appointed do gooder's will stop at nothing to achieve their goals eveen if it means bloodshed and injustice as history in the 20th century shows! Sowell gives us fair warning not only with respect to the mentality that drives this faith but the consequences that we will face. Namely the equal distribution of misery and mediocrity ! Another must read !

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  • Posted December 4, 2012

    best book i ever read. a contrast of left wing "intellectua

    best book i ever read. a contrast of left wing "intellectual" planners and the conservative leave-the-government-out doers. the writer is able to work through examples, quotes, historical comparisons and thoughtful descriptions without invoking religion or God as a defense or reason for behaviours but instead relies on different views on human nature. it is in fact brilliant, genious or whatever similar term both in content and artistic writing style.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Insightful and provocative

    This maybe one of the best books I have read recently, I would recommend this book and his book "A Conflict of Vision" for anyone who wants to understand why people who disagree on one social issure tend to disagree right down the line on almost every issue. If there is a writer who better understands the basis of our current conflicts I have not read them. This book will definetly enlighten you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    narrow minded

    By all means read this beek if you are in the mood to hear a grown man whimper and complain about beneficial social programs. The man has missed the point entirely with this poor excuse of a book by defending such genetically deadly chemicals like DDT. 'Althought the dangers of DDT have been exaggerated, even professional sprayers, with many times the concentration of DDT in their bodies as the average perosn, show no medical ill effects...' Well, lets just wait until that person has children. DDT affects carrier off spring. He proceeds to compair DDT to whooping cough which is an entirely different disease, affecting its host mortally, unlike DDT. This is just one example of the mans blind crusade. It is a dangerous book for the weak minded. Those of you who have taken statistics before...have fun!

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