December 28, 2016

A WELL-EARNED REST:

Happy Retirement Dr. Sowell! (DAVID HOGBERG, December 27, 2016, The American Spectator)

I'll leave you with a quote from Sowell's column "The Century of the Intellectual," available in his book Barbarians Inside The Gate. Give it a few seconds to sink in, and you'll see another reason why so many on the political left have come unhinged by the impending presidency of Donald Trump:

What all these movements [Nazism, Communism, etc.] have in common is a sense of a revelation grasped only by the anointed, but a revelation that needs to be imposed on the benighted masses for their own good. Could anything be more of an ego trip, or more in keeping with intellectuals' exalted view of themselves, or their resentment at seeing wealth and power in the hands of lesser beings?

It was Dr. Sowell who changed my mind about reparations, with his work showing that black immigrants (mainly from Africa and Haiti) enjoy the same levels of success as other immigrant groups, making them distinct from the native born.  What slavery seems to have done, in part, was to deprive its victims and succeeding generations of the normal immigrant experience.

Posted by at December 28, 2016 6:20 PM

  

« STRENGTHEN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE, WEAKEN THE POPULAR VOTE: | Main | BETTER TO BE LUCKY THAN COMPETENT: »