Sowell: Innovative

“‘Innovative’ is another of the generalities used in place of arguments, and ‘making a difference’ is likewise promoted as something desirable, without any specific arguments. However, the Holocaust was ‘innovative’ and Hitler ‘made a difference’. The anointed, of course, mean that their particular innovations will be beneficial and that the differences their policies make will be improvements. But that is precisely what needs to be argued, instead of evading the responsibility of producing evidence or logic by resorting to preemptive words.”

– Thomas Sowell, Vision of the Anointed (p. 96)

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