I listened to Dennis Prager interview Thomas Sowell on the radio this morning. Sowell announced he was writing a book on intellectuals. When asked how his book would differ from Paul Johnson’s earlier work Intellectuals, one of most scathing and merciless indictments of some of the most celebrated people of all time, Sowell responded:
“Mine won’t be as charitable.”
Looking forward to it already.
In a just world, Prager, Sowell, and Johnson would be lionized in universities and throughout our culture, whereas Marx and Rousseau would be held not as men who made valiant attempts at improving our civilization, but as sick individuals whose ideas caught fire with people who should have known better.