A voice for conservatives has retired from his full time gig of writing for the cause. Sowell announced his retirement in the last column on Townhall today. He was a voice of reason and sanity in this mixed up world we live in. Never leaving a stone unturned, Sowell’s insight was most appreciated and respected in every conservative circle. Thomas Sowell, you will be missed.
As Written By Joe Cunningham for Red State:
Thomas Sowell, one of the greatest minds in conservative thought today, has announced in his latest (and final) column that he is retiring from the opinion writing world. At 86 years old, it is probably expected, but a tragic loss for conservative writing nonetheless.
Even the best things come to an end. After enjoying a quarter of a century of writing this column for Creators Syndicate, I have decided to stop. Age 86 is well past the usual retirement age, so the question is not why I am quitting, but why I kept at it so long.
It was very fulfilling to be able to share my thoughts on the events unfolding around us, and to receive feedback from readers across the country — even if it was impossible to answer them all.
Sowell’s career has not just been that of a prominent conservative and economic voice, but also a prominent voice of criticism of his own black community. He grew up in Harlem, and has criticized what he calls in this and other columns the “degeneration in black ghettoes.” His is one of the biggest voices for social change in the black community, yet he is largely ignored in the same community because of his political leanings……
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