Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or for centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. The analysis of this pattern is the purpose of A Conflict of Visions. its theme is that the enduring political controversies of the past two centuries reflect radically different visions of the nature of man. Issues as diverse as criminal justice, income distribution, or war and peace repeatedly show those with one vision lining up on one side and those with another vision lining up on the other.Dr. Thomas Sowell describes A Conflict of Visions as "the culmination of thirty years of work in the history of ideas"--a field in which he established his professional reputation years before writing any of his well-known books on ethnicity and other social issues. Dr. Sowell and his books have received a nember of awards and honors, and have been translated into several languages. He has been a consultant to three administrations of both parties, as well as scholar-in-residence at three "think tanks." He is now a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute in Stanford, California.
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"A classic of a very special kind.... A gem of a book, crafted with passion for the truth and love for mankind." - Christian SciencMonitor.
About the Author:
Thomas Sowell is Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. His two dozen books, as well as numerous articles and essays, cover a wide range of topics, from classic economic theory to judicial activism, from civil rights to choosing the right college. In 1990, he won the prestigious Francis Boyer Award, presented by The American Enterprise Institute. He lives in Stanford, California.
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- PublisherWilliam Morrow & Co
- Publication date1988
- ISBN 10 0688079512
- ISBN 13 9780688079512