Thomas Sowell Quotes.
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson’s administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s brilliant ‘whiz kids’ tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.
It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society.
The left takes its vision seriously – more seriously than it takes the rights of other people. They want to be our shepherds. But that requires us to be sheep.
If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face.
As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking.
There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.