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    DescriptionThis title offers a withering and clear-eyed critique about (but not for) intellectuals that explores their impact on public opinion, policy, and society at large. It has not been by shaping the opinions or directing the actions of the holders of power that modern intellectuals have most influenced the course of events, but by shaping public opinion in ways that affect the actions of power holders in democratic societies, whether or not those power holders accept the general vision or the particular policies favored by intellectuals. In "Intellectuals and Society", Thomas Sowell not only examines the track record of intellectuals in the things they have advocated but also analyzes the incentives and constraints under which their views and visions have emerged. Ultimately, he shows how often intellectuals have been proved not only wrong, but grossly and disastrously wrong in their prescriptions for the ills of society.


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    Title
    Intellectuals and Society
    Subtitle
    A Withering and Clear-eyed Critique About (but Not For) Intellectuals That Explores Their Impact on Public Opinion, Policy, and Society at Large
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas Sowell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465025220
    ISBN 10: 0465025226
    Classifications

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    BIC E4L: POL
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 650
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    DC22: 305.5/52
    DC23: 305.552
    LC classification: HM728 .S69 2011
    Thema V1.0: JBSA, JPWA
    Edition
    EnlargedRevised
    Edition statement
    Revised, Enlarged ed.
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    22 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst, and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has published in both academic journals and in such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, and Fortune, and he writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the US.