29 December 2016

Thomas Sowell Retires

One of my favorite true intellectuals, Dr. Thomas Sowell, recently announced his retirement from writing a syndicated column. With that in mind, I ran across an article this morning which listed several of his best quotes. Here's a sampling:
The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.
If we are to go by evidence of social retrogression, liberals have wreaked more havoc on blacks than the supposed “legacy of slavery” they talk about.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department. [You might ask the same thing about the history department.]
The current hysteria over “fake news” — including hysteria by people who have done more than their own fair share of faking news — shows the continuing efforts of the political left to stifle free speech in the country at large, as they already have on academic campuses.
Dr. Sowell's brilliant and brave honesty will be missed.

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