Dismantling America: And Other Controversial Essays

Dismantling America: And Other Controversial Essays

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by Thomas Sowell
     
 


A broad-based and withering critique of America’s current trajectory.
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A broad-based and withering critique of America’s current trajectory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465022519
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
341
Sales rank:
533,966
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Government Policies 1

Dismantling America 5

Dismantling America: Part II 5

Playing Freedom Cheap 11

Pretty Talk and Ugly Realities 14

The Blame Game 17

Bowing to "World Opinion" 20

Subsidizing Bad Decisions 23

Are You an "Extremist"? 26

Varieties of Nothing 29

What Are They Buying? 32

Cheap Political Theater 35

The Limits of Power 38

Serious or Suicidal? 41

Are We France? 44

Notional Security 47

A Fatal Trajectory 50

Survival Optional 53

Words versus Realities 56

Morally Paralyzed 59

Point of No Return 62

Something for Nothing? 65

Political Issues 69

The Art of the Impossible 74

Solving Whose Problem? 77

It's Pricelless 80

Inept Republicans 83

The Brainy Bunch 86

Mascot Politics 89

Utopia versus Freedom 92

Magic Words in Politics 95

A War of Words 98

Republicans in the Wilderness 101

Burke and Obama 104

Oily Politics 107

Photographic Fraud 110

Political Corruption 113

Tragic Implications 116

A Home Invader Program? 119

An Ugly Reality 122

Fables for Adults 125

Economic Issues 129

Tax Cuts and "Trickle Down" 133

Income Confusion 136

Upside Down Economics 139

An Economic Whodunit 142

False Solutions and Real Problems 145

Curing Poverty or Using Poverty? 148

The "Greed" Fallacy 151

Payday Loans 154

Stimulus or Sedative? 157

French Student Riots 160

That "Top One Percent" 163

Race and Economics 166

The "Costs" of Medical Care 169

The "Costs" of Medical Care: Part II 172

The "Costs" of Medical Care: Part III 175

The "Costs" of Medical Care: Part IV 178

Jobs or Snow Jobs? 181

A Glimmer of Hope 184

An Off-Budget Office? 187

Cultural Issues 191

Taking America for Granted 195

De-Programming Students 198

Attention-Getters 201

Mind-Changing Books 204

The Great Escape 207

The Fallacy of "Fairness" 210

The Fallacy of "Fairness": Part II 213

The Fallacy of "Fairness": Part III 216

The Fallacy of "Fairness": Part IV 219

Adolescent Intellectuals 222

Ivan and Boris Again 225

An Investment in Failure 228

The Underdogs 231

Artificial Stupidity 234

Too Many Apologies 237

The Bullet Counters 240

Old Boxing Matches 243

The Right to Win 246

Freedom and the Left 249

The Gratingest Generation 252

The "Science" Mantra 255

"Intellectuals" 258

Autism Cures? 261

All the "News"? 264

Myths of '68 267

Say It Ain't So 270

Preserving a Vision 273

Legal Issues 277

"Empathy" versus Law 282

"Empathy" versus Law: Part II 285

The Legal Meatgrinder 288

Supreme Farce 291

The Left and Crime 294

The Left and Crime: Part II 297

High-Stakes Courts 300

The Duke Rape Case 303

The Duke Rape Case: Part II 306

The Duke Rape Case: Part III 309

The Duke Rape Case: Part IV 312

Good Riddance 315

A Tangled Web 318

Talking Points 321

Gay "Marriage" 324

Tabloid TV "Justice" 327

Random Thoughts 331

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