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This book is about the great moral issues underlying many of the headline-making political controversies of our times. It is not a comforting book but a book about disturbing and dangerous trends. The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of fundamental principles of freedom - amounting to a quiet repeal of the American revolution. The Quest for Cosmic Justice is the summation of a lifetime of study and thought about where we as a society are headed - and why we need to change course before we do irretrievable damage.

©2001 Thomas Sowell (P)2017 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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Amazing

Few people can articulate the truth like Thomas Sowell. His justification that man cannot redress the inherent disparities of life is irrefutable. A must read.

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Should be read in all schools …

This is essential, evidence based wisdom, on the subject of Cosmic (social) justice.
It is essential that all people understand just how costly and unjust social just is!

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  • Objective Reviewr
  • 07-09-17

Essential reading. Well said.

To achieve peace, prosperity-for-every-person, and justice, we must ask ourselves "What approach to achieving these goals has worked in the past?" That is the question that Sowell answers with his deep knowledge of history -- with well-stated facts.

Many will dismiss his statements out-of-hand because it contradicts their ideology. But if we want to know what works, we must not dismiss the point-of-view that Sowell states so clearly.

Thomas Sowell is an example of diversity-in-action. For a black man to state facts that don't conform to the orthodoxy that is demanded of a black person is a beautiful example of liberated thinking. I admire him greatly and learn so much as I listen to him.

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  • Elyrr Feliz
  • 21-02-18

Powerful, and Thorough

Powerful and Thorough look at social justice and the policies that stem from it, as well as their intentions and dangers.

A great book.

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  • Mike W
  • 24-04-18

What a fantastic book.

So much wisdom and truth. I thought it was written a couple years ago. It was so contemporary. Thomas Sowell has a fine mind that is put to good use, and for our benefit .
Thank you Mr Sowell!

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  • TX_CHIC
  • 22-03-18

Enjoyed from beginning to end and will read again!

Historically I've struggled to find the time to research and pull together the history and data I knew was out there needed to defend conservative philosophy. This book, recommended by Ben Shapiro does just that. Well done. I intend to reread this several times because there so much in it when you consider all the supporting evidence that's between the lines. Highly recommended reading...or listening.

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  • bob.hengge@gmail
  • 06-08-18

required reading

people should be taught Sowell in school. the man is brilliant and could change minds

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  • Bob Knight
  • 06-08-18

Sowell gets it...

As humans, it's embarrassing that we put "pundits" on the news but not someone like Thomas Sowell. Dude gets it. Read as many of his books as you can...regardless of political affiliation. Dude just gets it, and is a very clear and amazing writer to boot.

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  • Expert Reviewer
  • 02-08-18

Thomas Sowell 2020!

Thomas Sowell is one of the wisest minds living today. An utterly brilliant economist, social theorist, and political philosopher, he would have my vote for POTUS every time. Trump should nominate him to his cabinet and give him free reign on economic policy. His vast knowledge of history and unmatched proficiency in statistical analysis cuts right through the dishonest leftist agenda. A must-read.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-18

A decent and alternative look at the notion of SJ<br />

This book pairs great with The Great Leveler. They shed a light on the problems with social justice and equality of outcome their proponents refuse to acknowledge or discuss.

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  • glenn langlois
  • 20-06-18

Great!

This book was fantastic. The author has secured me as a fan. The reader was clear. The logic and rationality of ideas were thought provoking and a useful reality check. I recommend to anyone in pursuit of truth.

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  • Joco
  • 09-05-18

Great book!

I really enjoyed this book. Good reader, short, concise chapters, and Sowell does a great job dismantling the oppressive idea of "social justice." Highly recommended and wish it would be updated!