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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