In a letter to a friend dated June 1976, Thomas Sowell offers an update on his professional and academic life before adding this insightful turn:
I am also winding up a relationship with a woman who is both “liberated” and clinging- the world’s worst combination- but is otherwise a fine person. We will both need time to recover.
I have determined that what I am most enjoying from this compilation, A Man of Letters, are the little gems which offer insight into the man many have called the most important social and political intellectual of the past half century. Of course, there are far more who have called him much more unkind things while blocking his work from public view.
Expect many more quotes from A Man of Letters in the coming weeks. I promise you will find them both educational and enjoyable.