- ISBN: 9780465025220 (pbk)
- ISBN: 0465025226 (pbk)
- Description: x, 669 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: Rev. and enl. ed.
New York, NY : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, c2011.
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|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||305.552/Sowell (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents Note:|| Pt. 1. Introduction. Intellect and intellectuals ; Knowledge and notions -- pt. 2. Intellectuals and economics. "Income distribution" ; EEconomic systems ; Government and the economy -- pt. 3. Intellectuals and social visions. A conflict of visions ; Abstract people in an abstract world ; Arguments without arguments ; Patterns of the anointed -- pt. 4. Optional eality. Filtering reality ; Subjective truth -- pt. 5. Intellectuals and the law. Changing the law ; Law and "results" -- pt. 6. Intellectuals and war. The World Wars ; The Cold War and beyond -- pt. 7. Intellectuals and race. Disparities and their causes ; Race and intelligence ; Liberalism and Multiculturalism ; Race and cosmic justice -- pt. 8. An overview. Patterns and visions ; Incentives and constraints ; The influence of intellectuals.
|Summary:|| Sowell unravels the world of intellectuals in order to illustrate an important social phenomenon: how the thinkers of a society mold that society, leaving an impact on people in every walk of life, even if these thinkers are basically unknown to the world at large.