Found via Sissy Willis, back in 2004, Thomas Sowell was interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute:
There’s something Eric Hoffer said: “Intellectuals cannot operate at room temperature.” There always has to be a crisis–some terrible reason why their superior wisdom and virtue must be imposed on the unthinking masses. It doesn’t matter what the crisis is. A hundred years ago it was eugenics. At the time of the first Earth Day a generation ago, the big scare was global cooling, a big ice age. They go from one to the other. It meets their psychological needs and gives them a reason for exercising their power.
This quote is just the start of an article by Ed Driscoll that rips open a liberal’s brain and displays the disgusting contents. I’m reading Thomas Sowell’s “Conquest and Cultures” now. It’s very good.