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Black Rednecks and White Liberals | [Thomas Sowell]

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.
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This explosive new audiobook challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans and Nazis, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.

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

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"These vigorously argued essays present a stimulating challenge to the conventional wisdom." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Joseph M. Colandreo Gaithersburg, Maryland United States 04-19-12
    Joseph M. Colandreo Gaithersburg, Maryland United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2015
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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Craig Shillington, PA, United States 10-11-10
    Craig Shillington, PA, United States 10-11-10
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    "Interesting research, flawed conclusions"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William Murray North Rose, NY United States 06-06-08
    William Murray North Rose, NY United States 06-06-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Mandatory reading"

    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.

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    Michael Waxhaw, NC, USA 02-18-08
    Michael Waxhaw, NC, USA 02-18-08
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    "Very Refreshing"

    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.

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    Mike Ortiz 10-08-09
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    "Eye Opening"

    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.

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    Samuel 08-20-15
    Samuel 08-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Possibly his best work"

    Incredibly thought provoking and just shatters conventional wisdom and common beliefs. Strongly recommended to anyone seriously interested in history, politics, economics and social issues

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    Jordy 08-19-15
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    "Game changing and enlightening"

    Intellectuals owe it to themselves to check their beliefs against the well-researched facts in this book.

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    Christopher 08-03-15
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    "THOMAS SOWELL IS Brilliant and Courageous."

    This book is full of essential cultural lessons.

    Courageous. This text should be studied by both Blacks and Whites, and people of any color.

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    Thomas Parker 06-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Strong, Factual History"

    Sowell is always an excellent read. If only more people understood and were interested in factual history, rather than promoting their fantasies...

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    Eduardo Moreno Austin, TX USA 04-11-15
    Eduardo Moreno Austin, TX USA 04-11-15 Member Since 2015

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    "It's a game changer!"

    It far exceeded my expectations. The work has profound implications for America today.
    I will be forever indebted to Thomas Sowell for this work.

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