Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Thomas Sowell retires! (Aged 86)

Thomas Sowell has retired at 86, and before there was any decline in his excellent standard of journalism.

Back in the middle 2000s - before I became a Christian, turned against economics and cast-off my residual Leftism - I probably rated Thomas Sowell more highly than any other active public intellectual; and would rather have met him than anyone else alive.

I read a lot of his books (which were all worthwhile, and some of them had a permanent effect on me); including his autobiography A Personal Odyssey which is a fascinating document in so many ways.

So, this is the end of an era.

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