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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Thomas Sowell
Narrator: Tom Weiner
Genres: Public Policy
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2010
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 21 minutes
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Overview

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.

"An important and incisive book."—New York Times Book Review

Reviews (2)

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Written by A Daniel P on November 23rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thomas Sowell is one of the brilliant minds of our time and this book is a Sowell tour de force. This should be required reading for everyone in America and could be the subject of required political science course. Sowell’s insight and perspective into the zeitgeist of modern American is nothing short of genius.

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Written by Chris B on August 1st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

An absolute gem, like of of Dr sowell' work. I would recommend this book to everyone, and then recommend Jordan Peterson' upcoming online anti pc university to educate yourself and your children, and switch off the indoctrination box.

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 www.tsowell.com.