Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams: Still Out of Step After All These Years
Jan. 28, 2011
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Walter Williams has written an autobiography, Up from the Projects (Hoover Institution, 2010). Not counting the index, it is 142 pages long. It makes for a nice afternoon’s read. I read it this week. A week ago, I re-read Thomas Sowell’s autobiography, A Personal Odyssey (Free Press, 2000). Williams is 74. Sowell is 80. The two of them have similar stories. Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. Williams grew up in Philadelphia. Sowell served in the Marines. Williams served in the Army. Both of them provided plenty of aggravation for their superiors. They both knew how to work the system. Sowell got more out of the experience. He became a first-rate photographer.
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Might actually have to break down and buy these books. KINDLE4iPAD actually.
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