From the January/February, 2011 issue of Touchstone
Bad Ideas & Their Consequences by J. Daryl Charles

Book Review

Bad Ideas & Their Consequences

Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell

Basic Books, 2009
(398 pages, $29.95, hardcover)

reviewed by J. Daryl Charles

Thomas Sowell’s Intellectuals and Society is a timely and penetrating critique of the “experts” responsible for creating and maintaining the dominating stream of modern cultural ideology. These experts are worthy of intense scrutiny and a calling-to-account because their work is instrumental in creating a climate of opinion in which issues of the day are . . .


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