In the twentieth century...it has been said in a highly acclaimed book that "healthy, rational people will not injure others." -- Thomas Sowell, A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, 2007 Edition, p. 163That "highly acclaimed book" is Ramsey Clark's 1970 Crime in America.
Think about that for a minute. From my perspective that sentiment is missing one word: "Healthy, rational people will not injure others criminally." There are other ways to say it, but honestly, given Clark's actions, I wonder if he didn't mean it precisely as it reads - that anyone who deliberately injures another for any reason cannot be healthy and/or rational.
This is, once again, a statement illustrating the inability to differentiate between violent-and-predatory, and violent-but-protective.
I would very much like to read that quote in full context.