The powerful ‘Confessions of a Black Conservative’

The powerful ‘Confessions of a Black Conservative’


Economist Glenn Loury has written a wonderful book, Late Admissions: Confessions of a Black Conservative. It is a compelling and wise memoir and a convincing argument for conservatism.

At the core of Late Admissions are three simple ideas. First, people, no matter their race, should be allowed to read and think whatever they want — no matter what liberals tell them. Second, there are certain commonsense conclusions one can make about the best way to have a safe and flourishing society, and these ideas are mostly conservative. Third, if you want to be happy, don’t cheat on your wife with multiple lovers.

Loury, a brilliant economist born in 1948, tells his story of growing up in the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s and

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