In this all-time classic, Thomas Sowell, explores how the opinions of the liberal elite have informed social policy over the last thirty years with disastrous consequences
In this book the ‘politically correct’ theory of the liberal elite is repeatedly confronted with facts, and sharp contradictions between the two are explained in terms of a whole set of self-congratulatory assumptions held by political and intellectual elites. These elites (the ‘anointed’ of the title) often consider themselves ‘thinking people’, but much of what they call thinking turns out to be rhetorical assertion, followed by evasions of mounting evidence against these assertions.
‘As always, Sowell’s analysis is well informed and displays a great deal of common sense…’ The American Spectator
1995, Published by Perseus Publishing, ISBN 978-0 465 08995-6, 310pp, PB