Thomas Sowell on the second edition of Intellectuals and Society

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Hoover Institution

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On the occasion of the publication of a new edition of his book Intellectuals and Society, Thomas Sowell returns to Uncommon Knowledge for a wide-ranging interview.

Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins 2 өдрийн өмнө
The professor is saying elitist snobs are elitist snobs and not nearly as smart as they think. Look at the leaders of the Democrats party. They are consistently wrong in their "solutions" and "policies" because they don't give a damn about the American people - they are intent on keeping power.
Nurhaal Сарын өмнө
The military commentary on the Vietnam War is a bit off. The nature of the war's strategy was not exactly conducive of anything that'd truly hold back the red wave. They were spreading the fires of hate. While exhaustion would have taken its toll, a war like that of Vietnam was never meant to actually be 'won'. And while agree with Thomas's point about intellectuals in high society talking shit all the time? Again you cannot ignore the context that causes their chatter. People grew tired of Vietnam because the Intellectuals had some real ammo to damn the Government with. It was called the Pentagon Papers. You don't want noisy college intelligence yapping their trap so much? Stop fucking up and getting exposed. The intellectual clap trap is on both sides of the Conversation.
fraheit Сарын өмнө
And how may we reverse this power grip of these crooks?
Kailua Kidd
Kailua Kidd 2 сарын өмнө
The man is a national treasure.
S James
S James 2 сарын өмнө
How can someone listen to Thomas Sowell and not love him? He's so right on. I'm going to hate when he leaves us.
stevengregg 2 сарын өмнө
"There is no one more certain... than the man who's never had to do it" loved that quote of Dr Tom whilst describing Obama's advisors who had limited to no experience in real world economics
Katie 2 сарын өмнө
I could listen to Thomas Sowell all day long....he's absolutely refreshing!
Madison Bumgarner
Madison Bumgarner 2 сарын өмнө
39:55 watch the interviewer cringe after asking,
susan susan
susan susan 2 сарын өмнө
The rich earn mone;y by the sweat of their brow. Why should they pay for the upkeep of the lazy?
WTFO?! 2 сарын өмнө
You're so right
WTFO?! 2 сарын өмнө
Wholly fucking hell
keith boyd
keith boyd 2 сарын өмнө
Outstanding wisdom! Well played!
Rikker 2 сарын өмнө
An Intellectual is a person that spouts theory, but their theories are usually devoid of common sense, and run counter to how the economic system actually works ( or how any other system actually works) and how the human mind actually works.
Mabel Heinzle
Mabel Heinzle 2 сарын өмнө
Thomas Sowell - A Great man
claudia church
claudia church 2 сарын өмнө
What a brilliant honest man, with no agenda except the truth , what a joy to listen to a man of his intellectual and moral stature , and Peter Robinson is a terric interviewer
isidoraklamm 2 сарын өмнө
So happy I found this channel. Covid19 hoax showed me that Im actually smarter than average, guess I still can be saved, always thought I was dumb.
matsv201 2 сарын өмнө
Watching this on youtube while TV shows the kardashians..... .. still tv claim to be the intelectual superios.
Jacob Joyner
Jacob Joyner 2 сарын өмнө
This man is a true American.
Hunter Biden got a footjob from his niece
Hunter Biden got a footjob from his niece 2 сарын өмнө
There are only trade-offs there are no answers and solutions
Carlos Castrillo
Carlos Castrillo 2 сарын өмнө
As always Thomas Sowell shows us his superior common sense of things. Regardless of race or political leaning.
T Schmitt
T Schmitt 2 сарын өмнө
I am the only one who wants Thomas Sowell to adopt me so I can come over and have chats. He just seems so kind and sincere. An interesting person, for sure!
Aaron Valdes
Aaron Valdes 2 сарын өмнө
"You have a lot of people in college that have no interest in what a college is suppose to be..." Yup Yup Yup
beo wulf
beo wulf 2 сарын өмнө
DAVID BADGLEY 2 сарын өмнө
At the time this was recorded Robert Putnam had yet to publish his study on effects of diversity regarding immigrant communities vis a vis indigenous. Being left wing, socialist I believe, he was shocked by its conclusions. So much so that he had to review the study in detail and delayed when he otherwise might have published. Thank God he was honest enough to finally have it published. However it so bothered him that subsequent to its publication he wrote an opinion refuting the very study he had so meticulously conducted though it should be noted that his refutation did not use any of the data found in that study to justify his critique. This sounds like an intellectual with a guilty conscience trying to make amends so his closest circle of friends would continue to extend their dinner invitations.
Jeronimo Tamayo Lopera
Jeronimo Tamayo Lopera 2 сарын өмнө
Everyone's opinion on any given subject is important. Act like Watson, it doesn´t consider any opinion stupid. It just gives different values to different opinions. And always keep in mind that the most valuable answers might not be that valuable for long.
CptWacko 2 сарын өмнө
41:07 Rand Paul's face is priceless lol
kevin buja
kevin buja 2 сарын өмнө
Intellectuals...kinda like that useless 1/3 of a population like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
kevin buja
kevin buja 2 сарын өмнө
“Vision of the Anointed” I love that.
Ryan Orboresh
Ryan Orboresh 2 сарын өмнө
This is some seriously interesting conversation
Brian Rajala
Brian Rajala 2 сарын өмнө
drzflyest4 2 сарын өмнө
This makes me feel like theres almlst nothing more important in usa than a free economy because all that sjw bullshit is resolved when people get what they want
Green Jihad
Green Jihad 3 сарын өмнө
"The Anointed" = Philosopher Kings. Ultimately, there are sick people out there who just like watching things burn or other people suffer.
Mark Ceelen
Mark Ceelen 3 сарын өмнө
Wow 12 yers ago! MNpost is full of gems like this. Thomas Sowell is becoming my intellectual anchor in these modern times.
Len Daley
Len Daley 3 сарын өмнө
All the things you are speaking of have been solely designed to do what they are doing. Divide and destroy. What is happening? Division and destruction.
k 3 сарын өмнө
I read Sowell in my newspaper at 13 years old. When people with degrees listen to him and remain committed leftist, what are they hearing? Literally their brain must block out every few words so they completely miss the obvious truths. 99% have never heard of him for the same reason they don't teach econ to kids. They'd have to tell the truth, kids aren't afraid to tell you "no I work hard, Joe's a lazy fuck, he doesn't deserve my money." You have to get to college to pretend that Keynesian econ makes sense, after all they're taking my good money to teach it, they wouldn't be teaching me lies, would they?
Art Nickel
Art Nickel 3 сарын өмнө
We put far too much trust to intellectuals the majority of which can’t balance a checkbook.
Art Nickel
Art Nickel 3 сарын өмнө
The Cabinet should be capped at 30% politicians.
Art Nickel
Art Nickel 3 сарын өмнө
TET 68 was North Vietnam’s Battle of the Bulge. The difference is that we didn’t react the same after stopping the advance. In 33 years the lessons were lost, the intellectuals running the war failed to look at history.
Art Nickel
Art Nickel 3 сарын өмнө
Doctors crash general aviation planes at a higher rate than non-medical types.
Art Nickel
Art Nickel 3 сарын өмнө
Big problem is knowledge is only useful if it is relevant to the question. Very few PhDs can grade a road or fell a tree, safely.
Art Nickel
Art Nickel 3 сарын өмнө
Fact, it’s not the school you attend but the lessons you learn to apply.
Nikolaos Papadakis
Nikolaos Papadakis 3 сарын өмнө
Thomas Sowell, a really great man!
Daniel Bo 柏當仁
Daniel Bo 柏當仁 3 сарын өмнө
13:30 On testing hypotheses. Post-modern thought doesn't believe in objective, testable truth, so this argument is only effective in increasing agreement among non-PMs.
Harold Snipes
Harold Snipes 3 сарын өмнө
Thank you you two are the most intelligent men of our time!! Not because of the degrees and trappings after your names but the common sense you are blest with ! I have enjoyed you talks any time I can find them on tube.
binjaman1 3 сарын өмнө
I would like to know the reasons 2000 people disliked this... I can't find even one
C Mathews
C Mathews 3 сарын өмнө
Wow. This guy is a piece of work! His comment that the founding fathers were a separate bread of intellectuals because they had "day jobs" was special. No sir, this guy is too smart and knowledgeable to not being playing the game. Personally, as part of the working labor class, I have a "day job" to survive. Our founding fathers had capital and slaves, so they had plenty of time to dream and scheme. During this period, even for the lowliest white, manual labor was categorically socially disdained and FROWNED upon as "nogger work". As a veteran of OIF, OEF, I had plenty of time to hurry up and wait, so bringing an American history textbook was I brought with me on each of my four deployments. Yeah, there are different kinds of intellectuals Mr. Sowell is of the manipulative and lying kind.
Harsesis Hok'tar
Harsesis Hok'tar 3 сарын өмнө
Why does the left ignore Thomas Sowell?
Rashed AlBlewy
Rashed AlBlewy 3 сарын өмнө
A very superficial account of things..
Kennedy McGovern
Kennedy McGovern 3 сарын өмнө
The Communists did NOT win in Vietnam. They took over after we left.
sicajes 3 сарын өмнө
love it
MrZofer 3 сарын өмнө
THEfamouspolka 3 сарын өмнө
Dr. Sowell is truly a jewel in the crown of our great na/
Ineedmoney 3 сарын өмнө
Great man. Everyone should watch his videos and actually listen.
Sailorforlife BESTTI
Sailorforlife BESTTI 4 сарын өмнө
these guys are talking gibberish
Heloise Abe
Heloise Abe 4 сарын өмнө
Best quotes ever.
Wanli Tan
Wanli Tan 4 сарын өмнө
Andy King
Andy King 4 сарын өмнө
Dang I used to be an Atheist Liberal, and now I fucking hate Marxism and Socialism, as I find myself more aligned on the Right. I guess being on the other side of the fence you can kind see your own side more clearly. It's all ignorance, insincerity, virtue signaling, marxism, race baiting, tyranny, and God hating. It's not even a "We just don't believe in God". That's not bad to most people. But real active hate of the idea of God and authoritative morality.
Lee Green
Lee Green 4 сарын өмнө
This dude is wrrong
APS Education — American Popular Sovereignty
APS Education — American Popular Sovereignty 4 сарын өмнө
Thank you for a great interview!
Abraham Walker
Abraham Walker 4 сарын өмнө
The intro music reminds me of Great Courses.
Speedy Steve
Speedy Steve 4 сарын өмнө
I already watched and like this video. Why does YT keep sending me back to re-runs?
Oliver Jamito
Oliver Jamito 4 сарын өмнө
Anything goes? Who have laid aside their KINGSHIP and priesthood? Going after feeling? Like lust? Made many fatherless?
Omnipitous 4 сарын өмнө
So how does one determine the suitability of a person for a specific task in order that he/she could maximize personal profitability?
Robin Hubert
Robin Hubert 4 сарын өмнө
At 51:41 Sowell uses the term "gauleiter". Like all good intellects do, I searched to find the meaning.
Robert Abell
Robert Abell 4 сарын өмнө
Get er done ✅ Trump Pence 2020 all day long. Thank y’all!
Geena L
Geena L 4 сарын өмнө
I really like this man.
G Nelson
G Nelson 4 сарын өмнө
I'm reading this book right now & spent a lot of time around "intellectuals" Mr. Sowell must have some kind of telepathy to see exactly how these people act, it is uncanny how he can pick out what they do.
Kaugummi Kauen
Kaugummi Kauen 4 сарын өмнө
This Man is the living embodyment of Charisma
Malcolm Gilliam
Malcolm Gilliam 4 сарын өмнө
Found my new passion🙏🏿 Study the life of Thomas Sowell
metal matter
metal matter 4 сарын өмнө
This man should be admired by any man or woman who seeks truth regardless of race color or creed.
Reza Alavi
Reza Alavi 4 сарын өмнө
"Intellectuals have no interest in what creates wealth , they are very concern about distribution of it. they act as if wealth just exists somehow" so true!
GuyOnYouTube 5 сарын өмнө
Obama has always been an empty suit. He was an actor cast to play the POTUS.
True Son of Liberty
True Son of Liberty 5 сарын өмнө
Trump 2020!
The mind of Jonathan
The mind of Jonathan 5 сарын өмнө
Stop sending me here after every video that I watch!!!!!, I have no way of blocking it neither WTF
Sage Bias
Sage Bias 5 сарын өмнө
Tom sowell is saving America
A J 5 сарын өмнө
Let's get Thomas Sowell on Joe Rogan
Ar Bur
Ar Bur 6 сарын өмнө
At the time predictions were made Arthur Schlesinger Jr was right!!! Nothing in the beginning or middle 80s indicated USSR was collapsing!!!
Reggi D
Reggi D 6 сарын өмнө
TS is a boss. Great interviewing by PR too!
A Man A Cat and his Dog
A Man A Cat and his Dog 6 сарын өмнө
Thomas sowell a great man. Everything obama was so proud of is really nothing now.
Toms L
Toms L 6 сарын өмнө
Thanks for uploading such an excellent interview!! Thomas Sowell's A Personal Odyssey is a must-read book!!
38Achilles 6 сарын өмнө
I love me some Thomas Soul.
Knott Reel
Knott Reel 6 сарын өмнө
He's Obama in disguise.
Donald Grappo
Donald Grappo 6 сарын өмнө
Some of Thomas Sowell writings should be part of American public education curriculum. He is giant in intelectual circles. He is a legend in his own time IMO.
Steve Crescini
Steve Crescini 6 сарын өмнө
“Calm would be the end of his job” - the driving fear behind every Democrat
Algo Maas
Algo Maas 6 сарын өмнө
Bobby Fischer is actually a good example of someone who knew nothing outside of the game chess. His opinions outside of chess were embarrassing and more than a little nuts.
Anastacia 6 сарын өмнө
Thank you for calling out Barak Hussein The Arrogant Traitor.
Gail Shmail
Gail Shmail 6 сарын өмнө
Sowell is the black Mark Twaine He thought he was a Marxist until he finished Harvar, Columbia, and the University of Chicago and went to work for the government. Then he understood. Watch all his youtube interviews. He is a great one. He is now 90 and still writing.
Samantha Theriot
Samantha Theriot 6 сарын өмнө
This is one of the most thought provoking discussion on this topic I've heard in a long time, thank you !
Scott Howerton
Scott Howerton 6 сарын өмнө
Mr Sowell, Thank you sir for the. fantastic and enlightening.
Margaret Brisbin
Margaret Brisbin 6 сарын өмнө
Thank You for This!
Teresa Burton
Teresa Burton 6 сарын өмнө
Always the voice of reason and truth....I love you Dr. Sowell!
Adrian Yuen
Adrian Yuen 6 сарын өмнө
I’m a simple man. I see Thomas Sowell, I click
The Wheel
The Wheel 6 сарын өмнө
He served in the Korean War, an oft forgotten war, thanks for your service.
Robert Tietjen
Robert Tietjen 6 сарын өмнө
This man is truthful and brilliant! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!❤
Mary Faulkner
Mary Faulkner 6 сарын өмнө
We need a 2020 interview with this brilliant Thomas Sowell. Why are his books not required high school reading? Maybe they want to keep our pupils to be kept dumbed down?
Jarrod David
Jarrod David 6 сарын өмнө
Most people know who George Floyd is and have no idea who Thomas Sowell is. We're doomed...
TED C 6 сарын өмнө
8 year old stuff.
Warden-Sisyphus 7 сарын өмнө
Holy SHIT.... 2012... and the dude is literally just casually describing our current predicament like it's old fuckin news...
NonPlayer Character
NonPlayer Character 6 сарын өмнө
Elegant proof that Thomas Sowell should be required reading in school.
musicmansuperman 7 сарын өмнө
Pride comes before the fall... every time!
Marco C
Marco C 7 сарын өмнө
T. So well said! ...
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