Thomas Sowell. One of the most courageous conservatives who speaks his mind when it’s not convenient. He’s still one of America’s greatest socio-economic minds today but is now retired. I was assigned one of his books while in university. Today, I appreciate him even more. He isn’t just an economic philosopher and historian, but also an avid amateur photographer too — several things I’m also interested in. Here’s a great documentary on a man with a fascinating life of learning and perspective. He’s an inspiration to me and many people. He’s not only a great academic but also a hobby photographer who was genuinely interested in other cultures. A list of some of his books here.