The Quest for Cosmic Justice

The Quest for Cosmic Justice

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This is not a comforting book -- it is a book about disturbing issues that are urgently important today and enduringly critical for the future. It rejects both "merit" and historical redress as principles for guiding public policy. It shows how "peace" movements have led to war and to needless casualties in those wars. It argues that "equality" is neither right nor wrong, but meaningless.
The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of the fundamental principles of freedom -- and the quiet repeal of the American revolution.
Publisher: New York : Simon&Schuster, c1999.
ISBN: 9780684864631
0684864630
Characteristics: ix, 214 p. ;,22 cm.

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Oct 10, 2017

A very simple explanation of what some political parties are trying to achieve and why they constantly fail at getting any results. This is not a left vs right book. While Sowell doesn't come out and say it, clearly this book is about the problems of both sides of the American political spectrum trying to control people in different ways for their own ends.

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