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
table_of_contents Flattering unction -- The pattern -- By the numbers -- The irrelevance of evidence -- The anointed versus the benighted -- Crusades of the anointed -- The vocabulary of the anointed -- Courting disaster -- Optional reality.
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title The vision of the anointed : [self-congratulation as a basis for 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 / Thomas Sowell, The vision of the anointed: [self-congratulation as a basis for social policy] [electronic resource]
title_short The vision of the anointed :
title_sort vision of the anointed self-congratulation as a basis for social policy
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topic Elite (Social sciences) United States, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism, Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy, United States Social policy
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