The Vision of the Anointed
|June 28, 1996|
|Media type||Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, E-book at |
|Preceded by||Race And Culture: A World View|
|Followed by||Knowledge and Decisions|
The Vision of the Anointed is a book by economist and political columnist Thomas Sowell challenging people Sowell calls "Teflon prophets," who predict that there will be future social, economic, or environmental problems in the absence of government intervention (Ralph Nader is one of his foremost examples). The book was initially published on June 28, 1996 by Basic Books.
Sowell claims that these thinkers, writers, and activists continue to be revered even in the face of evidence disproving their positions. He claims that they are promoters of a worldview concocted out of fantasy impervious to any real-world considerations.
The title of book refers to the view of human nature that Sowell called "the unconstrained vision" in his earlier book a Conflict of Visions, and that Steven Pinker called "the utopian vision" in his book the Blank Slate.
- George, Robert P. (1995-10-23). "The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy". National Review. Retrieved 2008-09-20.[dead link]
- "The Blog: Tragic vs. Utopian View of Human Nature". Ben Casnocha. 2009-10-13. Retrieved 2010-03-17.