9 May 2012

Thomas Sowell: Intellectuals and Society

I have a new hero – Thomas Sowell, a former Marxist, who recalls his observation, in this fascinating interview, that: “... other people’s well-being would never be the priority of politicians and bureaucrats.”

His insistence on the value of empiricism is a joy. I trained as a scientist, and without the empirical method science is worthless. He explains the horrible intolerance behind the liberal mask and identifies its vulgar source: pride. This interview is very well worth your time; it may even revolutionize your outlook.

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