No. This would be better if read as you tend to focus more when you read than when you listen.. You do not try to multitask when you read, and this book requires attention and provokes thought. When listening you will need to re-listen to many sections unless you are able to completely focus on what is being said, and pause it as needed to think through what is being said. This is not a book for intellectually laze people.
It made me think and certainly educated me on quite a few things.
I love this book!
Covers pathologies that have been passed down through generations from European Whites to Southern Whites to Southern Blacks.
Sowell explains the world-wide history of slavery as well relations between races around the world in ways that allow the reader to understand the motivations and misunderstandings that lead to friction, resentment or violence between and within races. This is an easy to understand, but brilliant work.
Another great book from Dr. Sowell! This one looks at race issues from all angles...history of populations, education issues, cultural attitudes. All subjects are handled with Dr. Sowell's usual analytical thorough manner, concisely spoken. The narration is excellent. An extremely helpful and interesting listen.
I thoroughly recommend any of Dr. Sowell's other titles. A particularly timely one is Housing Boom and Bust. Another favorite is Quest for Cosmic Justice.
rage against the machine
I wish I had instructors as lucid & brave as Prof. Sowell. His ability to bring hot button subjects to a level of discourse never brought before is unequaled.
This book explains redneck southern culture (black and white), racism, slavery, and the current racial situation more fully and persuasively than anything I have ever seen. For the first time, I feel I really understand how the American racial dilemma came about. Sowell illustrates his points with many historical examples from the US and around the world. It is a brilliant work.
I'm sure you've read these words before, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." Well, I tell you don't judge this book by it's title.
It's an amazing book if you are truly interested in learning the history of America the way it has never been told before. I was unsure if the book was written to describe a rather radical history of white treatment of African Americans but it turned out to be the opposite, accurate and well done.
Well written and researched book that separates facts from fiction and wishful thinking.
This was one of the most enlightening books to which I have ever listened. Yet, thinking about it logically, the subject matter top to bottom should have been obvious. It just goes to show the lengths at which politicians and activists go to further their own agenda and power but at what cost? The people who supposedly have the “best interests” of the people in mind are, in fact, destroying them.
Ever had an inkling there was something wrong with American society and the tendencies of various groups, read/listen to this book and understand why.
This was a good book, but gets a little long in the unabridged version and seems to reiterate some points a little much. I liked it ok overall.