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Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell
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Sep 16, 11

Read from August 06 to September 16, 2011

An outstanding book. In a nutshell, he explains how the political Left uses the influence of a small intellectual elite to drive policy and affect opinion regardless of the views and knowledge of the rest of the country. He explains how this elite positions itself to maintain control of critical information (via academia, media, and political organizations) and inflate their importance. And, he illustrates their rather unflattering legacy--unintended consequences of well-meant but unrealistic planning.
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