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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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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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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
  • CARBONDALE, IL
  • 04-24-18

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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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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phenonimal book

thomas sowell is a salient thinker and unravels to truth of what he labels "a quiet reveling of the American Revolution." none escape Sowell's critique as to the assault of errant thinking among elitist and SJWs. must have!!!!!

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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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The Plight of the "Anointed"

This is an excellent book and the narrator is an all star, Robertson Dean

This book explains the demented and narcissistic mental disorder of modern social justice zealots (the anointed). They want to heal the world by making us all equal, even if it makes us all slaves. It sounds good until you start counting the death toll of the Utopians in the 20th century alone, literally 100's of Millions of people are dead due to Mao, Hitler, Stalin, and Lenin. Why are they dead? Because they are all inspired by an evil man that explicitly wanted to "dethrone God" and "Capitalism", Karl Marx, to make a Heaven on Earth for their crazy ideas. That's not counting another demented Utopian, Rousseau that gave birth to guillotine justice and made Europe bleed for 25 years.

The core problem that Sowell proposes is that these folks are not exactly willing to give up their fortune and freedom for social justice, they want everybody else's. They cannot abide constitutional, limited government because their delusions are unlimited and always changing.

This is a great book for anyone interested in the risks that Utopians (social justice seekers) present to the nation and world.

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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!

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A brilliant, must-read!

Thomas Sowell is expertly peels away the veneer of social "justice" movement and exposes its underlying deceit and harmful philosophy,especially to the "oppressed" minorities it claims to stand for. Certainly buying a physical copy- one that will not gather dust and whose pages just shall be worn down from repeated readings!

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Slightly repetitive if you’ve read his other books.

I’d consider this book a synopsis of his BASIC ECONOMICS text. Strongly conservative for my middle of the road leanings..almost to the point of being a bit offensive. Good narration.

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  • 06-07-18

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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  • Y. Syed
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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!