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by | Read by Tom Weiner

Contemporary Culture • 11.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

Economist Thomas Sowell presents a passionate, albeit highly conservative, argument that outlines how intellectuals as a group shape public policy and public opinion. Sowell's argument is less than convincing, however, because he himself frequently makes statements about how limited the influence of intellectuals actually is. Narrator Tom Weiner paces the somewhat dense material well and handles the author’s often-inflated vocabulary with ease. Thus, Weiner is able to enhance the material in a way that might trip up lesser readers. While conservatives will likely embrace Sowell's theories, even those who disagree should appreciate the well-written points and be left with much to ponder. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2011]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781441715654 $39.95 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781441715661 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2010

CS ISBN 9781441715623 $72.95 • Eight cassettes

CD ISBN 9781441715630 $105.00 • Nine CDs

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