At a glance:
- Author: Thomas Sowell
- First Published: 1987
- Type of Work: History of ideas
- Time of Work: The seventeenth century to the twentieth century
- Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, History, Economics
- Subjects: Philosophy or philosophers, Politics, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, Eighteenth century, Seventeenth century, Political science, Economics, Economic conditions
Any new book by Thomas Sowell is likely to cause a stir among politically oriented readers. In a dozen or so books, Sowell—a model of the contemporary ideological warrior—has combined engaging scholarship with a fervently held political point of view. He has also been a contributor to the editorial pages of many newspapers and periodicals and occasionally appears as public speaker.
Educated as an economist under the tutelage of free-market advocate and pioneer monetarist Milton Friedman, Sowell has provided sympathetic guides to free-market economics (for example,...
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