Compassion versus Guilt, and Other Essays

By Thomas Sowell
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6.42 Hours 01/01/1988 unabridged
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Sociologist-economist Sowell, a noted conservative, draws this collection of essays from his Scripps-Howard syndicated column and his contributions to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Sowell offers opinions on social and foreign policy, law, education, and race, criticizing the trend of American politics since Reagan and reserving his sharpest criticism for special-interest groups such as homosexual lobbies, welfare and pay equity beneficiaries, and political “victims” of all kinds. His essays are tied together by an analysis of the cost and benefits of various concepts, proposals, and actions, and an emphasis on common sense.

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Summary

Sociologist-economist Sowell, a noted conservative, draws this collection of essays from his Scripps-Howard syndicated column and his contributions to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Sowell offers opinions on social and foreign policy, law, education, and race, criticizing the trend of American politics since Reagan and reserving his sharpest criticism for special-interest groups such as homosexual lobbies, welfare and pay equity beneficiaries, and political “victims” of all kinds. His essays are tied together by an analysis of the cost and benefits of various concepts, proposals, and actions, and an emphasis on common sense.

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Editorial Reviews

“Known as an expert in the economics and politics of race, [Sowell] is also a thinker of wide-ranging interests, as attested by these provocative writings.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and the author of A Personal Odyssey, The Vision of the Anointed, Ethnic America, and several other books. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, and Fortune and are syndicated in 150 newspapers. He lives in Stanford, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 6.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English