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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 264 of Thomas Sowell’s 1999 book, Barbarians Inside the Gates:

One of the great mysteries of our time is why so many people who are either born rich or who gain great wealth in the media are so hostile to the values of American society and Western civilization. The most plausible explanation I have heard is that this stance enables them to enjoy their wealth with a clearer conscience as friends of the “underdogs” and enemies of “the establishment” – even though in reality they are really friends of parasites and enemies of civilization.