Social Justice Fallacies


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Basic Books
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6.34 X 9.56 X 0.85 inches | 0.91 pounds

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About the Author

Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. For more than half a century, his writings have appeared in both popular and scholarly publications, on both sides of the Atlantic, and his books have been translated into a dozen foreign languages. After a career as an economist in the government, academia and the corporate world, he has since 1980 been a scholar in residence at the Hoover Institution, devoting his efforts to research and writing, on subjects ranging from the history and influence of intellectuals to education and social policies in countries around the world. His website is


"With Social Justice Fallacies, Sowell has delivered yet another classic title - brave, deeply thought out and singularly frank. The smartest man in the room has struck again...Here, the noted social commentator examines the powerful movement's track record to show that many things that are thought to be true, simply cannot stand up to documented facts...Social Justice Fallacies is a game changing book...Meticulously goes beyond refuting fallacies to explore the crusaders' very mindset and twisted view of reality...Social Justice Fallacies is an important book - a wakeup call to society."--The Times of Israel
"For some six decades Thomas Sowell has applied his legendary erudition and scholarship to challenge most progressive economic assumptions. Now he has summarized his countless scholarly articles and books to focus on the current age of woke social justice. The result is a timely reminder that free-market capitalism under the aegis of constitutional government has lifted the vast majority of Americans out of poverty and ended racial oppression as it was defined just a generation ago. A brilliant warning that so much of our current strident rhetoric about victimization and a lack of equity is not grounded in either historical or economic data."--Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Dying Citizen
"This book, as always, from Dr. Sowell, is bracing in the way it cuts through conventional wisdom and assumptions with facts and logic and explains how the world really works....If you read Social Justice Fallacies by Dr. Thomas Sowell.... you will have....intellectual ammunition, factual ammunition to make the case to fight against those fallacies and the dangerous direction that we are taking on so many areas of American life."--Paul Gigot, Potomac Watch, Wall Street Journal
"Thomas Sowell's Social Justice Fallacies is well worth reading.--American Institute for Economic Research
"The book shows how the intellectual giant has profoundly affected public policy and economics for decades."--National Review
"The quality of his output has been even more impressive than its quantity. Light on rhetoric, seriously heavy on data, and accessible in style, there is a reason why Sowell has been described as 'among the most brilliant thinkers in the world today' by Harvard University's Steven Pinker and an 'American sage' by the Wall Street Journal...[Social Justice Fallacies] can equip anyone with the facts and concepts necessary to undercut the entire premise of a vision that is, at least for now, ascendant. And, in that way, Sowell's newest book is yet another winner."--The Washington Examiner