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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

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.

Moderated by Talmage Boston
Talmage is a partner in Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP's Dallas office who specializes in commercial litigation. He’s a past board member of the WAC of D/FW and recipient of the Mallon Circle Award. In addition to lawyering, he’s the author of four critically acclaimed history books, and is regarded as one of the country’s leading onstage interviewers.

Sponsored by Maisie L. Heiken

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