Intellectuals and society by Thomas Sowell

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Published by Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group in New York, NY .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Intellectuals,
  • Public opinion,
  • Influence (Psychology)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementThomas Sowell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM728 .S69 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 669 p. ;
Number of Pages669
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25316232M
ISBN 109780465025220, 9780465031108
LC Control Number2011945721

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