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The Quest for Cosmic Justice Paperback – February 5, 2002
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Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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About the Author
Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and the author of A Personal Odyssey, The Vision of the Anointed, Ethnic America, and several other books. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, and Fortune and are syndicated in 150 newspapers. He lives in Stanford, California.
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This is a tightly argued exposition of the difference between traditional justice under rules of law vs. the 'social' or... as he terms it... 'cosmic' justice or vision of those who seek to change the rules to benefit groups they deem to have greater rights than others in current society. This has led to erosion of rule of law guaranteed in American Constitution gradually and has deprived even those who these elite visionaries intended to benefit. Wide ranging examples from our own history and world history illustrate his conclusions. A tour de force....
When I read political books, I highlight key points and arguments that would be useful to remember; and when I read this book, almost every page was filled with yellow highlights because there is something useful on every page. Amazing read!
I read the entire Intellectuals and Society, and thought maybe this would just be an addendum. This book stands on its own. It delves into the psyche of the Leftist and their position in society.