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.
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.
Listening to this review of history reminds me what I should be looking for in any situation ... The substantiated facts. I have grown-up a "child of the media," believing outright too much of what I read and hear ... The situation is much worse for my grand kids with the media blitz of today. This book inspired me to do better for myself and my grand kids. Thanks.
I'm an avid audiobook listener since 2007. I prefer non-fiction but I also branch out to fiction from time to time.
Not that kind of book
He's always very clear and consistent
The commonalities between lagging cultures that we traditionally wouldn't associate as being related
READ THIS BOOK!