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Black Rednecks and White Liberals Audiobook
Black Rednecks and White Liberals
Written by: 
Thomas Sowell
Narrated by: 
Hugh Mann
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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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    AndriiShyshkalov 01-11-15
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    "Utterly unexpected, worldview-shattering"

    Very different from common sense, yet this book has the references to back its claims up.

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    khemingway Modena, NY, United States 05-20-13
    khemingway Modena, NY, United States 05-20-13
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    "Invaluable work and contribution to understanding"
    What did you love best about Black Rednecks and White Liberals?

    I thank God for Professor Sowell's great labor and the incredibly insightful points made in the culmination of a great work of truth. He has touched on aspects of human behavior that most people are afraid to address let alone research.
    Nevertheless there is no other work that surpasses BRWL as a phenomenally well researched library and contribution to those of us who thirst to not only know the truth but to have means of dispensing that truth to all we can expose to it.
    Congratulations professor Sowell and God bless you sir.


    What other book might you compare Black Rednecks and White Liberals to and why?

    Mugged


    Have you listened to any of Hugh Mann’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He gives a very excellent representation and presention of the Professor's work.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The information on middleman minorities was very interesting but the most valuable information that every American (especially Americans of African descent) should know is the chapter on the history of slavery. There are many books on slavery but Sowell's perspective places the blames as well as the credits exactly where they belong.


    Any additional comments?

    I pray to God that this book will become a standard for any truth seeking group or individuals

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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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    Salo Goose Creek, SC, United States 10-29-12
    Salo Goose Creek, SC, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Facinating perspective"

    Covers pathologies that have been passed down through generations from European Whites to Southern Whites to Southern Blacks.

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    Bobby 12-27-09
    Bobby 12-27-09
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    "Brilliant scholarship"

    Sowell explains the world-wide history of slavery as well relations between races around the world in ways that allow the reader to understand the motivations and misunderstandings that lead to friction, resentment or violence between and within races. This is an easy to understand, but brilliant work.

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    Eunice Harrodsburg, KY, United States 07-21-09
    Eunice Harrodsburg, KY, United States 07-21-09 Member Since 2007
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    "A common sense approach"

    Another great book from Dr. Sowell! This one looks at race issues from all angles...history of populations, education issues, cultural attitudes. All subjects are handled with Dr. Sowell's usual analytical thorough manner, concisely spoken. The narration is excellent. An extremely helpful and interesting listen.

    I thoroughly recommend any of Dr. Sowell's other titles. A particularly timely one is Housing Boom and Bust. Another favorite is Quest for Cosmic Justice.

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    Borgnimbblefoot 06-13-09

    rage against the machine

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    "If only......"

    I wish I had instructors as lucid & brave as Prof. Sowell. His ability to bring hot button subjects to a level of discourse never brought before is unequaled.

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    Hayyamini USA 05-28-09
    Hayyamini USA 05-28-09 Member Since 2012

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    "A revelation"

    This book explains redneck southern culture (black and white), racism, slavery, and the current racial situation more fully and persuasively than anything I have ever seen. For the first time, I feel I really understand how the American racial dilemma came about. Sowell illustrates his points with many historical examples from the US and around the world. It is a brilliant work.

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