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The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation As a Basis for Social Policy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date June 27, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465089956
ISBN-10 046508995X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $18.99
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Summary
A critical examination of failed social policies, in particular the 'politically correct' theory, identifies the mistakes that have penalized American education, criminal justice, and core families
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Thomas Sowell's provocative critique of liberalism's failures

The Vision of the Anointed is a devastating critique of the mind-set 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 other social pathology. In this book, "politically correct" theory is repeatedly confronted with facts -- and sharp contradictions between the two are explained in terms of a whole set of self-congratulatory assumptions held by political and intellectual elites. These elites -- the anointed -- often consider themselves "thinking people," but much of what they call thinking turns out, on examination, to be rhetorical assertion, followed by evasions of mounting evidence against those assertions.



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