A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles

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A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles Author Thomas Sowell
ISBN-10 0465002056
ISBN-13 9780465002054
Year 2007-06-05
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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In this classic work Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason justice equality and power the constrained vision which sees human nature as unchanging and selfish and the unconstrained vision in which human nature is malleable and perfectible He describes how these two radically opposed views have manifested themselves in the political controversies of the past two centuries including such contemporary issues as welfare reform social justice and crime Updated to include sweeping political changes since its first publication in 1987 this revised edition of A Conflict of Visions offers a convincing case that ethical and policy disputes circle around the disparity between both outlooks

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