Thomas Sowell on the Vulgar Pride of Intellectuals

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Dr. Thomas Sowell published a book entitled Intellectuals and Society. In his book, Sowell examines a group of people who influence public policy, debates and other institutions. The talk Dr. Sowell gives in this video goes into elements of his book. It includes discussion of some of the personalities profiled in…

The Hypocrisy of the Left Over Equality

Victor Davis Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, columnist, and farmer. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets. He is a professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno, and is currently the Martin and Illie Anderson…

The Arrogance of Intellectuals

During an interview on Firing Line, economist, author and political philosopher Friedrich Hayek explained why intellectuals resent capitalism. Capitalism, Hayek explains, relies on the ability to disseminate and gain knowledge. As author and economist Thomas Sowell points out, intellectuals hate the idea that anyone other than them can use and enhance their lives from knowledge.…

Thomas Sowell on a Conflict of Visions

Dr. Thomas Sowell describes the critical differences between interests and visions as revealed in his book A Conflict of Visions. Interests, Sowell says, are articulated by people who know what their interests are and what they want to do about them. Visions, however, are the implicit assumptions by which people operate. In politics, visions are…