The Quest for Cosmic Justice (Paperback)
Free Press, 9780684864631, 224pp.
Publication Date: February 5, 2002
The Quest for Cosmic Justice shows how confused conceptions of justice end up promoting injustice, how confused conceptions of equality end up promoting inequality, and how the tyranny of social visions prevents many people from confronting the actual consequences of their own beliefs and policies. Those consequences include the steady and dangerous erosion of the fundamental principles of freedom -- and the quiet repeal of the American revolution.
About the Author
Praise For The Quest for Cosmic Justice…
The burnished product of a lifetime of thinking, arguing, refining, and -- in essence -- getting it straight.
author of Libertarianism: A Primer and editor of The Libertarian Reader
No one should pronounce on justice or equality again without grappling with Thomas Sowell's powerful argument.
In this book, reflecting a lifetime of wide-ranging research and careful reflection, Sowell makes us understand the difference between results and processes, between "cosmic justice" and traditional justice, between the rule of law and the power to do good. The ratio of insights to words in this book is remarkably high.
Judge Robert H. Bork
In The Quest for Cosmic Justice Thomas Sowell once again displays his distinctive combination of erudition, analytical power, and uncommon sense.