Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays

Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays

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qThe desire of individuals and groups to puff themselves up by imposing their vision on other people is a recurring theme in the culture warsq Thomas Sowell takes on a range of legal, social, racial, educational, and economic issuesa€”along with qthe culture warsqa€”in this latest collection of his controversial, never boring, always thought-provoking essays. From qgun control mythsq to qmealy mouth mediaq to qfree lunch medicine, q Sowell gets to the heart of the matters we all care about with his characteristically unswerving candor. Sowell skewers the qmealy mouth mediaq that calls terrorists qinsurgentsq and rioters qdemonstrators.q He reveals how qthe idiocy of relevanceq in learning has been particularly destructive in the education of minority students at all levels. He explains how a free market and a strict construction of the 14th Amendment would never have permitted the laws that asked Rosa Parks to give up her seat to a white man. And he clarifies the confusion between equal opportunity and equal results that resides behind many kinds of qspoiled brat politics.q With Ever Wonder Why?a€”drawn from the best of his popular syndicated newspaper columnsa€”Sowell once again takes dead aim at the self-righteous and self-important forces in government, media, education, and other areas of our society, offering the thoughtful perceptions, commonsense insights, and straightforward honesty we have come to expect from one of conservatism's most articulate voices.In her recently published book, Guns and Violence, Professor Malcolm examines the history of firearms, gun control laws and violent crime in England. What makes this more than an exercise in history is its relevance to current controversiesanbsp;...

Title:Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays
Author:Thomas Sowell
Publisher:Hoover Press - 2006-11-09


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