Through a series of essays, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many policies and trends. He presents eye-opening insights into the development of the ghetto culture, a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks.
Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.
©2005 Thomas Sowell; (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
"These vigorously argued essays present a stimulating challenge to the conventional wisdom." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
I learned a lot and even added some new words to my vocabulary. The narration became a little hard to follow because of some difficult words but the context helped to define the meaning. The narrator did an average job of voice inflection to keep my attention. However, my interest in the subject matter is what kept me listening. I will listen several more times to pick up some subject matter I may have missed.
This is definitely a good listen for those who are interested in history and those who don't have a good understanding or distorted view of historical fact. I am different after listening to this audiobook and highly recommend it for all.
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.
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