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Black Rednecks and White Liberals Audiobook

Black Rednecks and White Liberals

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

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

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    Angela 07-19-16
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    "knowledge truly is power!"

    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

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    Chris Bingham 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Thomas Sowell provided transformative information"

    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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    Tracy 06-26-16
    Tracy 06-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!"

    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.

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    Adam 03-22-16
    Adam 03-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "An important warning..."

    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.

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    Dustin G. Lara 01-18-16

    All Hail Buff Jesus!

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    "One of Thomas Sowell's best works"

    This book will benefit all that read. No matter if you've read his previous works, this one is a gem. Amazing.

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    Samuel 08-20-15
    Samuel 08-20-15 Member Since 2016
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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
    Jordy 08-19-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    Sam Motes Tampa 04-17-13
    Sam Motes Tampa 04-17-13 Listener Since 2009
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    "Another great read by Sowell"

    Sowell makes the argument that black culture was impacted more by what he calls the red neck culture of the Southern white culture which in turn was molded by the region in The Scotland highlands the bulk of the southern whites came from. He points out the differences between southern black culture and the northern black culture before the great migration of southern blacks throughout the states as described by Wilkerson in the book "The Warmth of Other Suns". Sowell than goes on to point out liberal causes such as bussing that have done more to help blacks than help. Very thought provoking read.

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    John United States 03-01-13
    John United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "History of how culture differences shaped America"
    Any additional comments?

    The author suggests that culture (not specifically black culture, but rather southern culture) is to blame for much of the economic gap between races. Whether you agree or disagree with his statements, he gives a well organized history lesson that pushes you to think about the subject to which you can use in forming your own conclusion. The sign of a great author.

    This was my first book by Thomas Sewell and I believe I will be looking at some of his others.

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    Lou Middletown, Ohio, United States 02-08-13
    Lou Middletown, Ohio, United States 02-08-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Wow, what an intellect."
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    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.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    Thomas Sowell


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    Good reader.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    It made me think and certainly educated me on quite a few things.


    Do you have any additional comments?

    I love this book!

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    "Really interesting"

    Interesting ideas, well researched, and clearly understood, black rednecks and white liberals offers some good arguments against the perceived wisdom that seems to drive certain political ideologies.

    A couple of things to be aware of:
    - Sowell tends to write in essay format which is fine but it does mean that sometimes the overall book lacks structure. Additionally, chapters often rehash the same ground as early ones, often even reusing examples.
    - the narrator is good and clear but talks rather slowly. You might want to consider listening on double speed.

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  • Jose F Miranda
    2/14/16
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    "Excellent book"

    Superb and entertaining book. The reading voice is somehow monotonous but you forget about it when the subject is so interesting. It is great to see somebody against the politically correct tide.

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