CRB: Sowell’s inconvenient truths

We continue our preview of the new (Summer) issue of the Claremont Review of Books hot off the press. It is in the mail to subscribers now. Buy an annual subscription including immediate online access here for the modest price of $19.95. It is an invaluable magazine for those of us who love trustworthy essays on, and reviews of books about, politics, history, literature and culture.

I reviewed the new issue in PDF last week and selected three long review/essays for Power Line readers. Considering that they all appear in a single issue of the magazine, they show off its unique strengths.

William Voegeli is senior editor of the magazine. We have frequently featured his essays on Power Line. He is a brilliant essayist. In “Thomas Sowell’s inconvenient truths,” Bill attends to the contribution Sowell has made over many years to a true understanding of race and discrimination. Sowell’s contribution belies the dominant teaching everywhere about us that disparities between and among groups reflect discriminatory wrongdoing.

Sowell needs no introduction to Power Line readers. We know him as a man of indomitable courage of the intellectual variety. Voegeli’s exposition of Sowell’s “series of luminous books, written over the course of a long and very American life,” shines a light on dark corners.