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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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    Lowly customer Whitewright, TX 04-23-09
    Lowly customer Whitewright, TX 04-23-09 Member Since 2005

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    "Excellent"

    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.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Twain Taveres, FL 09-12-06
    Mark Twain Taveres, FL 09-12-06 Member Since 2005

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    "Good Content"

    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.

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    Elton Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-27-06
    Elton Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-27-06 Member Since 2004

    BA English MA Political Science Political Independent Intellectually curious Critical reader

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    "Failed Logic"

    I am a bit relunctant to write this review, but after hearing my university attacked at length I found it almost necessary. Among the many misleading statements Mr. Sowell states that Mordecai Johnson, the first black president of Howard University, was a poor choice who brought in unqualified black teachers. It is unfortunate that Mr. Sowell believes that Ralph J. Bunche, 1950 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and black, does not fit the bill of qualified black professors.
    Further, it is surprising that Mr. Sowell does not acknowledge the fact that in the first half of the 20th century maids and porters were the black middle class and doctors and lawyers were the upper class.
    I think Mr. Sowell has many things to say that are valid, but when he distorts the story to fit his agenda he becomes just another talking head. For all his statements of "facts" the few times he hit on subject matters I am familiar with he was off the mark. This is disapointing. There are just too many questionable statements in this piece for me to support his premise...until I see him on campus defending his work. Take this book as just another tired politically charged polemic you have heard many times before.

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    LifetimeRoad Deep South 01-28-12
    LifetimeRoad Deep South 01-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Can't take it anymore"

    I've never read anything by Thomas Sowell and didn't know anything about him when I downloaded this book. I knew he was African American and that actually piqued my interest considering the subject matter. I'm very disappointed and sorry that I wasted a credit on this book. He repeatedly points to the Scottish/English origins of Southern American Whites as the primary reason for the degeneracy of Southern Blacks, yet never mentions that MAYBE they were influenced by THEIR native origins-Africa! As reviewer Steve Sailer (founder of the Human Biodiversity Institute and movie critic for The American Conservative )says "Oddly enough, Sowell curtly dismisses the least-remarked but most distinctive influence on African-Americans: that they are Americans from Africa."
    Quoting from a reviewer on Amazon.com "At least he is trying to look out of the box....but blaming ANYBODY at this stage of the game is not part of the solution. Its the problem", I agree. Sadly, it's evident that Mr.Sowell has some unresolved racial issues of his own.

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    S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 06-04-08
    S. Anderson Salem, MO United States 06-04-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Nothing short of magnificant"

    This is the first of Dr. Sowell's books I have read, it will not be the last. Unapologetic and clearly stated opinions set many things I had been raised believing straight.
    Thank you Dr. Sowell for this book.

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