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Happy 90th Birthday Thomas Sowell – our nation turns its lonely eyes to you
The New Neo ^ | 30 June 2020 | Neo

Posted on 06/30/2020 5:03:25 PM PDT by Rummyfan

Today is Thomas Sowell’s 90th birthday, and I want to wish him a happy one.

Sowell may also be happy today that he’s been retired for several years, because chronicling our current mess is not fun, although I would dearly love to read or hear what he has to say about it. For many decades, Sowell was one of the most brilliant, clearest, no-nonsense voices in America, although it was mostly the right who listened to him.

Thomas Sowell was also the writer who influenced me most during my political change. Until I read his books about seventeen years ago (I think the first one I encountered may have been The Vision of the Anointed, but another extremely important one for me was The Quest for Cosmic Justice), I just had a vague and growing dissatisfaction with the left, the Democrats, and especially the press. I had no framework in which to place those perceptions, no overview that made sense of them. Sowell provided that. I had no sooner read just a few pages of his thoughts when I breathed a sigh of relief. At last! Someone who made sense. And to think, he’d already been writing for many years at that point and I’d never before heard of him.

I’ve read many of his books since, including his autobiography. Sowell is what used to be called a rugged individualist. He went his own way, and didn’t suffer fools gladly. His work should be known by so many more people than it is. I hope he’s doing well, and I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart.

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1 posted on 06/30/2020 5:03:25 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
A good one.


2 posted on 06/30/2020 5:06:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I give that book to people as a gift...


3 posted on 06/30/2020 5:08:22 PM PDT by rlmorel ("Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies"- George Orwell)
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To: Rummyfan

Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell.

You are a national treasure.


4 posted on 06/30/2020 5:11:30 PM PDT by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Rummyfan

The mayor is just buying cover and diversion for her crimes aiding and abetting the criminal Marxists.


5 posted on 06/30/2020 5:16:23 PM PDT by A44MAGNUT (Masks are just a form of psychological manipulation.)
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To: Rummyfan

Hard to believe he’s 90. I would have voted Thomas Sowell for president at one time. Great man.


6 posted on 06/30/2020 5:17:33 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Rummyfan

Good guy

Happy Birthday!


7 posted on 06/30/2020 5:17:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Rummyfan

The Hoover Institute is located on the Stanford University campus. Must drive the libs crazy.


8 posted on 06/30/2020 5:17:37 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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I wrote him at the Hoover Institute once in the late 80’s to tell him how much I missed his column after our local liberal rag canceled him.

He typed me a beautiful response with all the details about why he was canceled. They claimed his facts were wrong on a certain editorial. He showed the editor his facts were correct but they did not take him back.

After all, who is better at giving liberals heartburn than Thomas Sowell.

Long may he live.


9 posted on 06/30/2020 5:18:42 PM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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To: A44MAGNUT

Sorry. Wrong thread.

Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell!


10 posted on 06/30/2020 5:22:21 PM PDT by A44MAGNUT (Masks are just a form of psychological manipulation.)
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Wrong thread my FRiend.


11 posted on 06/30/2020 5:22:27 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Rummyfan

Thomas Sowells got Soul. Happy Birthday to a great and gentle man!


12 posted on 06/30/2020 5:29:50 PM PDT by Track9 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to ShiÂ’ite since 632 AD)
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To: Rummyfan

Happy birthday to a great man and a great thinker!

(He might come here and see this—one can always hope!)


13 posted on 06/30/2020 5:30:35 PM PDT by Chicory
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To: Rummyfan

Today is also MIL’s 90th birthday!


14 posted on 06/30/2020 5:36:02 PM PDT by Whatever Works
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To: Rummyfan

Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell!


15 posted on 06/30/2020 5:37:29 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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To: Rummyfan

Happy Birthday to a great American!


16 posted on 06/30/2020 5:41:52 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Preserve the American way of life! All lives Matter, not Only BLACK CRIMINAL LIVES MATTER!!!!)
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Happy Birthday Mr. Sowell. You have been an inspiration to all races for decades. We are blesses to have you in our lives.


17 posted on 06/30/2020 5:53:39 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Not one politician or journalist has died of Covid)
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To: Rummyfan

Happy Birthday Dr. Sowell!


18 posted on 06/30/2020 5:57:14 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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To: Rummyfan

Thomas Sowell is brilliant.


19 posted on 06/30/2020 6:05:27 PM PDT by sasquatch
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Happy Birthday, Dr. Sowell. Wish you were the Chief Justice of the United States.


20 posted on 06/30/2020 6:07:46 PM PDT by windsorknot
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