. . . his progressive project would come to power, Thomas Sowell explained who progressives are, how they operate, why their programs almost always fail, and why the failures never discredit the authors of those failures.
Mr. Sowell did this in The Vision of the Anointed: Self-Congratulation as a Basis for Social Policy (Basic Books 1995). It deserved then, and deserves now -- as the failures of Obamism continue to manifest themselves -- to be much better known, more often read, and better heeded.
I won't abuse the book by trying to summarize it. Here are a few clips to stir your mind and heart:
. . . might well do to the United States of America.
Mrs. Sanders -- she of the 1988 honeymoon (at taxpayer expense) in Yaroslavl, Russia (then the Soviet Union) -- is one of her husband's chief political and policy advisors. Her resume features a stint as president of Burlington College, about which The Wall Street Journal reports this:
I STAND BY my guess that Sylvester Turner will be the next mayor of Houston.What gives me pause, however, is that when I voted yesterday, I had to circle the Kingwood Library parking lot four times to find a space. This big turnout suggests that conservatives may vote in greater numbers than I anticipated. If it happens . . .