The vision of the anointed: [self-congratulation as a basis for social policy]

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In this devastating critique of the mindset behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years, Thomas Sowell sees what has happened not as a series of isolated mistakes, but as a logical consequence of a vision whose defects have led to disasters in education, crime, family disintegration, and more. This is an empirical study in which "politically correct" theory is repeatedly confronted with facts, and the sharp contradictions between the two are explained in terms of a set of self-congratulatory assumptions held by political and intellectual elites. These elites-the anointed-often consider themselves "thinking people," but this thinking is actually rhetorical assertion, followed by evasions of mounting evidence against these assertions. The vision of the anointed is seen not merely as a failure but as a fatal danger to the values and the future of American society.
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subject_facet Elite (Social sciences) -- United States, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism, Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy, United States -- Social policy
title_display The vision of the anointed : self-congratulation as a basis for social policy
title_full The vision of the anointed : [self-congratulation as a basis for social policy] [electronic resource] Sowell, Thomas, 1930-, The vision of the anointed : self-congratulation as a basis for social policy / Thomas Sowell
title_short The vision of the anointed :
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