Migrations and Cultures by Thomas Sowell audiobook

Migrations and Cultures: A World View

By Thomas Sowell
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Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780465045884
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Bestselling author Thomas Sowell brings his insight and erudition to bear on one of the key issues of our time—immigration—supplying context, insight, and reason to an inflamed debate that could very well dissolve the social fabric of our country. Most commentators look at the issue of immigration from the viewpoint of immediate politics. In doing so, they focus on only a piece of the issue and lose touch with the larger picture. Now Thomas Sowell offers a sweeping historical and global look at a large number of migrations over a long period of time.Migrations and Culturesshows the persistence of cultural traits in particular racial and ethnic groups, and the role these groups’ relocations play in redistributing skills, knowledge, and other forms of “human capital.” This book answers the question: What are the effects of disseminating the patterns of the particular set of skills, attitudes, and lifestyles each ethnic group has carried forth—both for the immigrants and for the host countries, in social as well as economic terms?

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Summary

Bestselling author Thomas Sowell brings his insight and erudition to bear on one of the key issues of our time—immigration—supplying context, insight, and reason to an inflamed debate that could very well dissolve the social fabric of our country.

Most commentators look at the issue of immigration from the viewpoint of immediate politics. In doing so, they focus on only a piece of the issue and lose touch with the larger picture. Now Thomas Sowell offers a sweeping historical and global look at a large number of migrations over a long period of time.Migrations and Culturesshows the persistence of cultural traits in particular racial and ethnic groups, and the role these groups’ relocations play in redistributing skills, knowledge, and other forms of “human capital.” This book answers the question: What are the effects of disseminating the patterns of the particular set of skills, attitudes, and lifestyles each ethnic group has carried forth—both for the immigrants and for the host countries, in social as well as economic terms?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Deflates any windbag oratory about the United States being a unique land of opportunity, where migrants succeed by discarding their former culture and leaping naked into the great melting pot…This is a lively and provocative book that is important reading for anyone who thinks we have too many immigrants or too few, who favors affirmative action and multicultural programs or opposes them.” New York Times Book Review
“To future generations, the late twentieth century may come to be known as the time of the DPs: Displaced Persons. Migration and refugeeism are raising inflammatory issues from unified Germany to the Tex-Mex border. Into this whirlpool of half-truths, sermons, prejudices, and fears dives Hoover Institution economist and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell. It is not necessary to agree with all of Sowell’s views to admire his imposing attempt to arrive at a theory of migration and culture. Or to succumb to his fascinating tales of how immigrants from Germany, Japan, China, and other countries have coped—and excelled—on strange new shores.” Amazon.com Review
“Interesting insights abound…comprehensive and detailed.” Publishers Weekly
“Thomas Sowell is not only one of the most prolific intellectuals writing today, he remains one of the most insightful…While some social scientists battle endlessly over whether racism or race itself explains differences in achievement between groups, Sowell offers a more subtle and convincing argument for the importance of skills.” Linda Chavez, president of the Center for Equal Opportunity
“Thomas Sowell has done it again…This is a vital contribution to a debate that has been framed far too narrowly.” Donald L. Horowitz, Duke University School of Law
“Sowell is one of the wonders of the American intellectual world and this book once again illustrates why.” Peter Brimelow, author of Alien Nation

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Author Bio: Thomas Sowell

Author Bio: Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is the author of dozens of books and the recipient of various awards, including the National Humanities Medal, presented by the president of the United States in 2003.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 16.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English