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Bestselling author Thomas Sowell has been on the faculties of leading universities across the country, an economist in the corporate world and in government, and a scholar in residence at three think tanks. His books have been translated into nine languages, and his essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, and Fortune and are syndicated to 150 newspapers. For the past two decades, he has been a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His Internet Web site is

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Sowell, Thomas, 1930-African American intellectuals Biography, Intellectuals United States Biography, African Americans Intellectual life 20th century, African Americans Civil rights History 20th century, Charlotte (N, C, ) Biography, Southwell family