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|ISBN:||9780465025220 0465025226 9780465031108 0465031102|
|Description:||x, 669 p. ; 24 cm.|
|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.
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.
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