The Vision of the Anointed
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and Paperback), Audiobook, E-book)|
|Preceded by||Race And Culture: A World View|
|Followed by||Knowledge and Decisions|
The Vision of the Anointed (1995) is a book by economist and political columnist Thomas Sowell which brands the anointed as promoters of a worldview concocted out of fantasy impervious to any real-world considerations. Sowell asserts that these thinkers, writers, and activists continue to be revered even in the face of evidence disproving their positions.
Sowell argues that American thought is dominated by a "prevailing vision" which seals itself off from any empirical evidence that is inconsistent with that vision.
The book challenges people Sowell refers to as "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).
- George, Robert P. (1995-10-23). "The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy". National Review. Archived from the original on 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- Sowell, Thomas (1995). The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy. ISBN 9780465089956.
- Cater, Nick (24 October 2021). "Sense, logic abandoned in climate of moral superiority". The Australian.