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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