This book review of Thomas Sowell’s Intellectuals and Society, originally published in 2012, has been removed. The original review included the line ‘easy for a rich white man to say’ in reference to the book’s author, Thomas Sowell. This was a factually inaccurate and offensive error. The error was removed and an amendment added to the post in 2017. A subsequent review of the post in 2020 has determined that the book review did not meet the minimum standard for publication and has consequently been removed. We deeply apologise for the error.