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

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Sowell presents a devastating critique of the mind-set behind the failed social policies of the past thirty years. Sowell sees what has happened during that time not as a series of isolated mistakes but as a logical consequence of a tainted vision whose defects have led to crises in education, crime, and family dynamics, and to other social pathologies. In this book, he describes how elites--the anointed--have replaced facts and rational thinking with rhetorical assertions, thereby altering the course of our social policy.
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subject_facet Elite (Social sciences) -- United States, 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 / Thomas Sowell
title_short The vision of the anointed :
title_sub self-congratulation as a basis for social policy
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