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Sowell defines an intellectual as one whose end products are only ideas.
A doctor can see patients and do what thousands of doctors have done for hundreds of years, and feel pretty good about it, without being "better" than anyone else.
If you're a previous reader of Sowell's book, the intellectuals and the anointed are pretty much the same.
As explained clearly and forcefully in the book, intellectuals pay very little price for being wrong, and in fact go through even more intellectual contortions when proven wrong,... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Michael M. Dougherty
Do not read this book if you do not like facts that result from past government decisions. Sowell documents the sources of his information.Published 21 days ago by gb93433
An excellent work by economist Thomas Sowell. This is the second book I’ve read by Sowell and he doesn’t disappoint. Read morePublished 21 days ago by SLIMJIM
shorter sections would be better for popular reading
more of a didactic book rather than for eceryday browsing - requires study rather thna just reading- quite... Read more
So tired of the "intellectuals" making up things that work in theroy, but fall flat in the "real world". Read morePublished 2 months ago by Juan Gamboa
Thomas Sowell is obviously a brilliant and insightful thinker or he could not have produced this magnificent work. This book is the epitome of big picture thinking. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Book Fanatic
This book presents many interesting aspects of life and how much of society has come to think about them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by BM
I love reading Thomas Sowell's work and hearing his opinions. He is super smart and much like Bill Cosby in his attitude toward race problems and how to solve them; however, he is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jube
I nominate Thomas Sowell for the Eric Hoffer award for his penetrating analysis in Intellectuals and Society. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carl Bitzer