A great series from Rock the Facts.
Dr. Thomas Sowell is an economist of note, his academic writings are a major contribution to that field but also are readable by mere mortals. They are a complexly different style than his better known and more entertaining/annoying polemical writings.
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
A fantastic study. He asks the question why do same people seem to line up on the same side of issues when there is no apparent connection between the issues. His explanation nails it on the head. You can see his explanations at work just watching politics. I found made it easier to see people I disagree with as acting in good faith, a useful study to develop understanding.
When I checked his Web site I learned something new: he is tremendous Photographer. Check them out.
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