My blog today is about the difference between the visions of Liberals and Conservatives as portrayed in Thomas Sowell’s brilliant book. A Conflict of Visions. Link to most of the text so you can read it is below.
I haven’t read it all yet.
It’s pretty heavy slow reading for me.
Seems to be non partisan. He is a conservative but he is trying to state both sides. Below is a link to his web site.
I truly have been captivated with this book so far, even ordered one through Amazon.
His logic seems impeccable, but more than that he has cut through all the layers of partisanship clichés on both sides and told it for what it is.
There are two different views or “vision” of how people basically look at the world and human nature.
One is a constrained (Conservative) view which claims that human nature cannot be changed and that this causes problems in society so some sort of constraints (or trade-offs read compromises) have to be in place to hold a society together.
The other view or “vision” is the unconstrained view which claims that human nature can be changed and that change will take care of the problems in society. One “vision” deals with solutions to human nature and the other deals with trade offs.
I really cannot do justice to his work. Please read the first twenty or so pages, I warn you it’ll be a struggle. Especially if you are looking for clichés ect. This is an original work to be judged on what it says not what people think it might hint at.
As I said I’ve been captivated by this book. All day in all my musing, writing and interactions with others, this book has filtered through and given me pause in my actions. Rarely does a book affect me this much. Just like a movie I’ve seen, that I can't get out of my mind.
I will talk more on these “visions” lol later.
Thanks for the time, Live Dangerously