The book we have selected for our next set of discussions is A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles (2007) by Thomas Sowell. This book is available for under $14 in paperback and for about $10 as an ebook. First published in 1987, it was revised in 2007 to reflect more current political developments. It argues that there are two basic views of human nature that underlie the political conflicts of the last few centuries. For the 27th, we will read and discuss chapters 1 - 3. This book has been generally well-accepted by critics, though some have said it is, at times, somewhat abstract. But then, this is a group of philosophers. Abstract is us.