The Thomas Sowell Reader

Version: Unabridged
Author: Thomas Sowell
Narrator: Robertson Dean
Genres: Social Science, Public Policy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2011
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 50 minutes
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These selections from the many writings of Thomas Sowell over a period of half a century cover social, economic, cultural, legal, educational, and political issues. The sources range from Dr. Sowell's letters, books, newspaper columns, and articles in both scholarly journals and popular magazines. The topics range from late-talking children to tax cuts for the rich, baseball, race, war, the role of judges, medical care, and the rhetoric of politicians. These topics are dealt with by drawing sometimes on history, sometimes on economics, and sometimes on a sense of humor.

"Engaging and accessible…Sowell's careful explicating of and grappling with issues allow his thoughts to be clearly exhibited, understood, and welcomed. Even leftist thinkers will appreciate Sowell's personal charm and intellectual rigor."—Publishers Weekly

Reviews (1)

Written by Eugene Cunningham on February 26th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Some of the material is dated by 2017 but the important lessons still apply.

Author Details

Author Details

Sowell, Thomas

Bestselling author Thomas Sowell has been on the faculties of leading universities across the country, an economist in the corporate world and in government, and a scholar in residence at three think tanks. His books have been translated into nine languages, and his essays have appeared in "The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, " and "Fortune" and are syndicated to 150 newspapers. For the past two decades, he has been a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His Internet Web site is