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Latest Thomas Sowell Items
I take a backseat to no one in my admiration for Thomas Sowell. I have been reading his columns in The Washington Times for many years, and I have invariably found him to be clear, logical and persuasive. His recent column "Rethinking the GOP rule-or-ruin option" (Web, March 18) was no exception.
Earlier this month, Philadelphia Magazine ran a cover story "Being White in Philly," in which the writer, Robert Huber, explored the racial dynamics of several Philly neighborhoods. Mr. Huber made clear that well-meaning whites have a hard time talking to nonwhites about race-related issues for fear of being labeled racist.
"The Thomas Sowell Reader" is a collection to be lingered over, a bouquet of clarity, wit and common sense regarding American life, served up in a world accustomed to sprays of excuse-mongering, dying-duck special pleading and smug ideological twaddle.
For some time now, we've been treated to an ongoing TV festival of congressional hearings featuring executives from the private sector being hectored and questioned rudely by various legislators, the most querulous among them apparently intent on finding scapegoats for the disastrous results of policies and programs they themselves initiated and enacted for purely political reasons.
Politicians, fresh pork and leftovers
A MAN OF LETTERS