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Intellectuals and society / Thomas Sowell.

Book Book (c2011.)
Description: x, 669 p. ; 24 cm.
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, c2011.
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  • ISBN: 9780465025220 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 0465025226 (pbk)
  • Edition: Rev. and enl. ed.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: 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.


Sowell, Thomas. "Intellectuals and society." New York, NY : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 2011.

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