Compassion Versus Guilt and Other Essays
|Narrated By:||Michael Kevin|
|Date:||31 December 2003|
Sowell's essays paint some hard truths, which are backed by his brilliant scholarship. He discusses many of the extraordinary ideas that preoccupy the liberal political agenda, exposing their flaws and submitting them to reprimand. He lays bare the errors of such phenomena as affirmative action, judicial activism, media hype, social security, and homosexual politics.
He is currently Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Sowell was born in North Carolina, but grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of high school and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a bachelor's degree, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1958 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1959. In 1968, he earned his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Sowell has served on the faculties of several universities, including Cornell University and University of California, Los Angeles. He has also worked for think tanks such as the Urban Institute. Since 1980, he has worked at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He writes from a libertarian conservative perspective, advocating supply-side economics. Sowell has written more than thirty books (a number of which have been reprinted in revised editions), and his work has been widely anthologized. He is a National Humanities Medal recipient for innovative scholarship which incorporated history, economics and political science.