Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Closing Of The Liberal Mind

by David Horowitz - February 11th, 2010 - Front Page Magazine

The current issue of The New Republic contains a vapid, mean-spirited, and indefensible attack on one of the most important intellectual figures of our time. Alan Wolfe’s review of Thomas Sowell’s new book, Intellectuals and Society , is not even a review. Not a single idea presented in the book is addressed in Wolfe’s text, which is simply a lengthy ad hominem attack on Sowell that displays astounding ignorance of both Sowell and his important intellectual oeuvre.

It has long amused me that the magnificent writer and intellectual, Thomas Sowell, has been repeatedly smeared by those on the left with the enthusiasm they usually reserve for Rush Limbaugh, George W. Bush or Sarah Palin. David Horowitz notes here in this report that once again, their attack is a second rate farce and contains no intelligent criticism of Mr. Sowell. It is simply a smear.

Since my enthusiasm for Thomas Sowell is well known, I am sure I will have to deal with some liberal acquaintances trying to rub it in that Dr. Sowell has been smeared, again. Their criticisms are weak but it never seems to bother them.

How can these progressives feel such hate for a man with Dr. Sowell's record of civility and intelligence?


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