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    Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    FORA.tv - Thomas Sowell: Intellectuals and Society

    Do you agree with most if not all that Dr. Sowell establishes?

    It will take an hour of your time, but for Libs, it beats another hour of reality TV or MSNBC, CNN, ABC or CBS, NBC (unreality TV).

    If not, what do you disagree with.

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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    FORA.tv - Thomas Sowell: Intellectuals and Society

    Do you agree with most if not all that Dr. Sowell establishes?

    It will take an hour of your time, but for Libs, it beats another hour of reality TV or MSNBC, CNN, ABC or CBS, NBC (unreality TV).

    If not, what do you disagree with.

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    i'm a Lib, and i dont watch reality TV or MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS or NBC

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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    i'm a Lib, and i dont watch reality TV or MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS or NBC
    LOL...

    What a dog's breakfast that poll is... ugh admin... editing assistance please.

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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Watching it now. Very good so far.

    A+

    Good find.

    Have not answered the poll yet...

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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Thomas Sowell, is my hero.

    People should watch this, it is truly worth your time.
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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    It's pretty good and it seems that he is a follow up to what Hayek wrote about all those years ago.

    I give Sowell an A but the overall video gets a B, they didn't need to plug his book so much, it's annoying.

    I can't see how he hasn't won a Noble prize for his work.
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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Thanks for posting. I'm a Sowell fan.

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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    The problem with Sowell's assertion is that intellectuals don't all agree. In fact, they famously disagree, particularly within their fields of expertise.

    When they get outside their fields of expertise, they have considerably less understanding, and intellectuals tend to do what everyone else does--they agree with the people to whom they are most often exposed. That creates a kind of herd mentality. The thing is--EVERYONE ELSE does this as well. Most people's political opinions are formed not by thorough study and rigorous analysis, but by adopting the thoughts of opinion leaders in their own lives.

    But intellectuals are also trained in rigorous analysis--they are actually capable of it. What intellectual could use a bit more of (along with everyone else) is humility, a rigorous sense of where their understanding ends.

    But Sowell makes his greatest mistake in the primary assumption of his title--that there is a great, homogenous group called "intellectuals" who somehow all believe and act the same way. They don't. Moreover, Sowell knows this.

    What I'm most afraid of is that arguments like this will be used to elect anti-intellectuals--people who actually don't know very much and have limited abilities to think critically. We have no shortage of such people in American politics.

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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    There are ironic points in this. For example, Sowell says "the fatal misstep of intellectuals is assuming that superior ability within a particular realm can be generalized to superior wisdom or morality overall"

    The irony is that Sowell is an economist, but this discussion is about sociology.

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    Re: Dr. Sowell Intellectuals and Society

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    There are ironic points in this. For example, Sowell says "the fatal misstep of intellectuals is assuming that superior ability within a particular realm can be generalized to superior wisdom or morality overall"

    The irony is that Sowell is an economist, but this discussion is about sociology.

    Economics is a social science man.
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