I learned a great deal from this book. I feel it is one of the best books ever written about Black culture and White liberals. I like the fact Thomas Sowell backed up every narrative with facts. The book move along very quickly. I would highly recommend this book.
I do not agree with 90% of the author's conclusions. However, his historical research is impeccable and fascinating. The author's perspective and ability to put historical events in broader context makes it a worthwhile listen, although his conclusions exceed that which is suggested by the research.
Excellent book. This will be required reading (at least the chapters on Black Rednecks and Slavery) for my children when they are old enough. The Black Rednecks chapter changed the way I think. The Slavery chapter made me prouder than ever of our history as well as outraging me about the modern left and the anti American slant they take.
This is a remarkable book that really tells it like it is and coming from a black man, no not an "african american" offers a unique perspective. He is simply brilliant in his writings, a true gift that every race should read. I highly recomend this book.
Thomas Sowell has quickly become one of my favorite authors. This book is filled with information that they don't teach in school, information that is not politically correct but makes sense and explains many of the issues in our society.
this book blew my mind and enlighten me at the same time. Knowledge truly is power sometimes it hard to listen to the facts but you can never heal a wound if you refuse to pay it any attention. Thank you for so much for reading this book I really think that it can do wonders for rebuilding the black community and history itself
The information provided in this book has been transformative and changed my historical understanding. Thomas Sowell is by far one of favorite intellectual minds.
Thomas Sowell provides us with a thoughtful and thought-provoking survey of the social, political, cultural and economic developments of minority races and distinct sub-cultures internationally and in America. He discusses historical and modern racial, cultural and theological relations based on factual data and solid, logical reasoning rather than political or social ideology or agenda. This book is well-written and reflects the thoughtful considerations of a true historian and student of human nature. Mr. Sowell selflessly and optimistically advocates for the peaceful and universally beneficial advancement of all humankind.
The message of this book is that current cultural and political discussions lack accurate history. We would do well to listen to Sowell's amazingly well researched arguments.