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To: neverdem

If you want a clear look at intellectuals under a bright light, read “Intellectuals & Society” by the best real intellectual of them all - Thomas Sowell.

I learned a lot from that book just recently. He shows that the theories of ivory tower intellectuals tend to be outside their field of expertise, rendering them, in a good many cases, wrong.

Their theories are not tested empirically - they never have to stand the test of the real world.

But their sycophants bring them blindly into the real world, like the theory that arming a nation promotes war and disarming it promotes peace - with disastrous results for everybody.

It’s a great book.


11 posted on 05/08/2010 5:19:03 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest

Yes, RoadTest! GREAT book...I just finished it last month.

It explains a LOT, as many of his books do! GREAT book!


12 posted on 05/08/2010 5:47:25 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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