Thomas Sowell: Obama Harvard Professor Put Racism “Under New Management”

President Trump has recently ordered federal agencies to stop teaching critical race theory. While Trump's order is a good move, unfortunately, there are other critical theories the Left has in its quiver that they can utilize. The president's next step should be to prohibit federal funding of schools that teach critical race or any Marxist-oriented … Continue reading Thomas Sowell: Obama Harvard Professor Put Racism “Under New Management”

“The Clouds” by Aristophanes

A campus performance of Aristophanes’ The Clouds during 2016 at Bard College in Berlin, staged by alumna Maria Khan and a group of students. The play is Aristophanes' lampooning Socrates and ancient Athens' intellectual class. A play Thomas Sowell would certainly appreciate. It starts at 6:20. https://youtu.be/XdvsBzAzAlw PHOTO CREDIT: Strepsiades and Pheidippides are discussing, Socrates is hanging … Continue reading “The Clouds” by Aristophanes

COVID-19 and the Intellectuals

American educator and philosopher Sydney Hook is said to have told Albert Einstein: I don't lecture you about physics; why to you lecture me about politics? With the coronavirus outbreak, it has resulted in increased influence or reliance on so-called experts (i.e. intellectuals). Intellectuals, as defined by Dr. Thomas Sowell, are people whose product or … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Intellectuals

Thomas Sowell Interview: “The Vision of the Anointed”

Think Tank host Ben Wattenberg converses one-on-one with author Thomas Sowell about his (then) new book, The Vision of the Anointed, which argues that the assumptions and beliefs of America’s liberal elite have created thirty years of disaster. This book can be seen as a precursor to Intellectuals and Society. In his book, Sowell states: … Continue reading Thomas Sowell Interview: “The Vision of the Anointed”

Jordan Peterson on “The Arrogance of the Intellect”

In his book Intellectuals and Society, Dr. Thomas Sowell points out that we live in times where intellectuals have quite a bit of influence and he provides an in depth look at and convincingly strips away the veneer of the intellectual class. According to Sowell, the high point of intellectual influence was the period between … Continue reading Jordan Peterson on “The Arrogance of the Intellect”

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 … Continue reading Thomas Sowell on the Vulgar Pride of Intellectuals

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 … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of the Left Over Equality