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A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.
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A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.
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A collection of essays by a popular columnist. With his usual unrelenting candor, he cuts through stereotypes, popular mythology, and mushy thinking surrounding social, economic, racial, and political issues. A sample gem: "No one is more dogmatically insistent on conformity than those who advocate `diversity.'" No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817995829
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 467,199
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Among his published works are Basic Economics, Late Talking Children, and Race and Culture. He has also published in both academic journals and the popular media including Newsweek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and 150 newspapers that carry his nationally syndicated column.
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Table of Contents

Barbarians Inside the Gates 3
Lest We Forget 5
Cosmic Justice and Human Reality 8
From Marxism to the Market 10
Hogwash is Happening 13
Magic Numbers 15
The Multiculturalism Cult 17
Little Things 20
Wrong to Know? 22
Unnatural Resources 25
Love is a Four-Letter Word 27
The Mushing of America 30
Revisionists Against America 35
"Public Service" - or Disservice? 37
Late-Talking Children and Quick-Labelling Adults 40
Fraud in Philly 43
"Affordability" 49
The Social Security Pyramid 51
Giving Business the Business 54
The Price of Life 56
Meaningless "Equality" 59
Micro-Managing Microsoft 61
Famous Pairs 64
How Rich is Rich? 66
Blood Guzzlers 69
Bringing Down the Deficit 72
Unfunded Mandates 74
No Money 77
Age Warfare 79
Misunderstanding the Marshall Plan 81
Government versus Progress 87
Freedom versus Democracy 89
Will Chemical Weapons Be Banned? 91
Supply-Side Politics 94
Reflections on Term Limits 96
The Century of the Intellectual 98
Closet Humanitarians 101
The Survival of The Left 103
Gays in the Military 106
The Chicken Little Media 108
Mush, Cant and Immigration 111
Phoney Arguments for Quotas 113
Rip van Washington 116
Coming from Behind 118
More than Meets the Eye 121
Logic Takes Its Revenge 123
Modest Proposals 126
Tampering with the Constitution 131
Quotas Alive and Well 133
"Civil Liberties" Protection 136
The Meaning of Law 138
Power to the Parasites 141
Criminals and Courts 143
The War Against Clarence Thomas 146
A Setback for Lynch Law 148
Mascots of the Anointed 151
The Death Penalty 153
Mistaken Identity 159
Dog-in-the-Manger Politics 161
The Slavery Card 163
One Man's Education 166
Assumptions Behind Affirmative Action 168
End it, Don't Mend It 171
Grim Lessons of History 173
Wrong Answers or Wrong Questions? 176
Alien Nation and The Bell Curve 179
Squeamish Words and Dying Babies 181
Social Classes in the Black Community 184
A New American Dilemma 187
Singling Out Jews 189
"Giving Back" 192
Can Intelligence Be Discussed Intelligently? 194
Anti-"Elitism" in Education 199
Higher Education and Low Comedy 201
Tragi-Comic "Educators" 204
Damaging Admissions 206
Glimpses of Academe 209
Behind "Publish or Perish" 211
Ebonics and Money 213
No College President 216
Life is Culturally Biased 218
Give Money and Shut Up! 221
The "Religious Right" 223
Black History Lesson 225
Too Much Money in Academe? 228
Education Follies 231
The School of Hard Knocks 234
Education on Tape? 236
Successful Schools and Failing Politics 239
Random Thoughts 245
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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Yes buy it!!!

    Thomas Sowell is great you learn the real thruth about our country! They are all must reads!!! I know some times hearing the real truth sucks but ya gotta! Love Carrie

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    Posted February 19, 2006


    Thomas Sowell is one of the most fearless writers of our time. A must read for anyone seeking understanding of today's complex societal issues.

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