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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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    Samuel 08-20-15
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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

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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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    Triple J New York 04-09-15
    Triple J New York 04-09-15 Listener Since 2005

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    "Eye opening and informative !"

    Deep and expansive. As a black man I feel this info should have been Taught to me sooner
    Yes indeed

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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?

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    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.


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    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
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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
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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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