Feel-good politics

June 27, 2009

I just finished another good book: The Vision of the Anointed; Self-congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy by Thomas Sowell. He argues that the true motivation for “progressive” politics is for its proponents to build a self image as smart, compassionate, worthwhile people. It doesn’t matter that their schemes never work, as long as they can view themselves as superior to the people who disagree with them. I highly recommend it.

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One Response to “Feel-good politics”

  1. Rachelle Says:

    I would like to read that.


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