In this devastating critique of the mindset behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years, Thomas Sowell sees what has happened not as a series of isolated mistakes, but as a logical consequence of a vision whose defects have led to disasters in education, crime, family disintegration, and more. This is an empirical study in which “politically correct” theory is repeatedly confronted with facts, and the sharp contradictions between the two are explained in terms of a set of self-congratulatory assumptions held by political and intellectual elites. These elites—the anointed—often consider themselves “thinking people,” but this thinking is actually rhetorical assertion, followed by evasions of mounting evidence against these assertions. The vision of the anointed is seen not merely as a failure but as a fatal danger to the values and the future of American society.
Audio Book Reviews
"An important and incisive book."—New York Times Book Review
About the Author - Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst, and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been published in both academic journals and such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune, and he writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.
About the Narrator - Tom Weiner
Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is an Earphones Award winner and Audie® nominee. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Audio Books By - Thomas Sowell
Basic Economics - Narrator Brian Emerson - Unabridged
Applied Economics - Narrator Bill Wallace - Unabridged
Race and Culture - Narrator Tom Weiner - Unabridged
Civil Rights - Narrator James Bundy - Unabridged
Ethnic America - Narrator James Bundy - Unabridged
Choosing a College - Narrator Robert Morris - Unabridged