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Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell
Jason Riley, Senior fellow, Manhattan Institute; columnist, Wall Street Journal

Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago
Local Time: Thursday, June 3, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell

“The reason so many people misunderstand so many issues is not that these issues are so complex, but that people do not want a factual or analytical explanation that leaves them emotionally unsatisfied.”
                   - Thomas Sowell
“The reason so many people misunderstand so many issues is not that these issues are so complex, but that people do not want a factual or analytical explanation that leaves them emotionally unsatisfied.”
                   - Thomas Sowell

Jason L. Riley’s biography of Sowell, Maverick, tells the story of the successful and provocative career of one of America’s foremost intellectuals and the experiences that shaped his insights and ideas. In Riley’s recently released companion documentary Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World, Larry Elder said of Sowell, “He is America’s greatest contemporary living philosopher.”

Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank focused on domestic policy and urban affairs. He is the author of several books, as well as a columnist and editorial board member for the Wall Street Journal, which he joined in 1994. Riley is a commentator on Fox News and frequently appears on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, and NPR. He holds a B.A. in English from The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for the New York Times. Before joining NYT in 2008, Baker spent 20 years at the Washington Post, where he worked for four years as the paper’s Moscow bureau chief, in collaboration with his wife, journalist Susan Glasser. His work has earned him the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Coverage of the Presidency, the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award, and the Merriman Smith Memorial Award. He has authored six award-winning books.

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