PRI Luncheon and Book Signing with Jason Riley

December 9, 2021
The Pacific Club, Macarthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA, USA

PRI Luncheon and Book Signing with Jason Riley

Thomas Sowell: An American Maverick


The Pacific Club
December 9, 2021
Registration opens at 11:30am
Luncheon & Program 12:00pm–1:30pm


In a career spanning more than a half century, Thomas Sowell has written over 30 books, covering topics from economic history and social inequality to political theory, race, and culture. His bold and unsentimental assaults on liberal orthodoxy have endeared him to many admirers but have also enraged fellow intellectuals, the civil-rights establishment, and much of the mainstream media. The result has been a lack of acknowledgment of his scholarship among critics who prioritize political correctness. In the first-ever bio-graphy of Sowell, Jason L. Riley gives this iconic thinker his due and responds to the detractors. Maverick showcases Sowell’s most significant writings and traces the life events that shaped his ideas and resulted in a Black orphan from the Jim Crow South becoming one of our foremost public intellectuals.

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Jason L. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he has written about politics, economics, education, immigration and social inequality for more than 25 years. He is the author of four books: Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders (2008); Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (2014); False Black Power? (2017); and Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell (2021).

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