Among the best (top 5).
I would not compare this to other books, it seems Dr. West was attempting to survey the current outlook on racism. I am not familiar with other books that share equal scope.
I have listened to his discussions and debates, and I must say, his conversation and writing are both eloquent and unassuming.
I think the most interesting tidbit was the references to other authors that have influenced Dr. West. In particular, I was introduced to the author Toni Morrison, of which I look forward to reading.
This is a great book and Dr. West's book deserves serious consideration. A must read.
I have not read the print, yet...
While the book was full of gems, the theme that is evident throughout the book is that there is a viable and much need alternative to religion, a vibrant humanism.
The entire book.
Yes, I had an extreme reaction (cementing my separation from Christianity). It took me quite a while before I came to read this book. Since I had been part of a sectarian group of Christians, the last thing I would do would be to pick up such an awfully titled book. Nevertheless, I could not resist the wit and sincere approach Mr. Hitchens had with the question of religion (in his many public debates). I am convinced that no other book has better addressed the salient issues on religion today.
I highly recommend this book to anyone seriously considering the problems that face religion.
The questions that guided the author are very interesting. Also, I thought the refutation of common misconceptions about intuition was refreshing.
This is my first.
Anyone else. It was painfully monotonous (sorry, Pat).
I think the book could have been more concise and feel that an abridged version should be available. 40 plus hours almost felt like I was listening to paper in a peer reviewed journal and not a book meant for the general reader.
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