Filed under: Conservatism, Liberalism, The Constitution | Tags: The Nature of Man, Thomas Sowell, Uncommon Knowledge
National Review Online has been featuring the Hoover Institution’s “Uncommon Knowledge”, a TV show in which scholar and host Peter Robinson interviews interesting people. The current video is an interview with Thomas Sowell about one of his most famous books A Conflict of Visions. In the book, Dr. Sowell explains the ideological origins of political struggles. Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the enduring conflicts over generations show a remarkably consistent pattern. Issues like criminal justice, income distribution and war and peace reflect radically different visions of the nature of man.
It’s a wonderful series, and well worth a bit of your time. The entire interview is divided into five sections, so you can watch one at a time, briefly, or settle down to watch the whole thing at the end of the week.