72nd out of 76 books — 64 voters
Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays
A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Hoover Institution Press
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If you've read a lot of Thomas Sowell, nothing new here, education, economics, race, etc. Maybe not a ton of new insight, but Sowell is always worth a read in my opinion, but wouldn't recommend this to someone who really wants to know the work of Thomas Sowell, my suggestions would be Vision of the Annointed or a Conflict of Visions.
Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social commentator, and author of dozens of books. He often writes from an economically laissez-faire perspective. He is currently a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 1990, he won the Francis Boyer Award, presented by the American Enterprise Institute. In 2002 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal for prolific scholars...moreMore about Thomas Sowell...
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