"This isn’t a story about black people - it’s a story about the Left’s agenda to patronize blacks and lie to everyone else."
For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights movement - which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors.
It took the O. J. Simpson verdict - the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers - to shut down the white guilt bank.
But now, fewer than two decades later, our "postracial" president has returned us to the pre-O.J. era of nonstop racial posturing. A half-black, half-white Democrat, not descended from American slaves, has brought racial unrest back with a whoop.
The Obama candidacy allowed liberals to engage in self-righteousness about race and get a hard-core Leftie in the White House at the same time. In 2008, we were told the only way for the nation to move past race was to elect him as president. And 53 percent of voters fell for it.
Now, Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the real history of race relations in this country, including how white liberals twist that history to spring the guilty, accuse the innocent, and engender racial hatreds, all in order to win politically. You’ll learn, for instance, how:
Going where few authors would dare, Coulter explores the racial demagoguery that has mugged America since the early 70s. She shines the light of truth on cases ranging from Tawana Brawley; Lemrick Nelson; and Howard Beach, New York; to the LA riots and the Duke lacrosse scandal. And she shows how the 2012 Obama campaign is going to inspire the greatest racial guilt mongering of all time.
©2012 Ann Coulter (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Any review that says they liked her other books but disliked this one is not being honest. This was one of her best (if not THE best) book. Its hard to rate them because the topics are so varied and are all of the same general style but if she has "bad" books, this most certainly is not one of them. If I had to pick a bad book from her I would have to say one of the article compilation books, and ONLY because they aren't new material just her putting a year or so worth of her newspaper articles into hardback.
This book reminded me why Ann Coulter is the most insightful political commentator today. There has NEVER been someone like her. She makes so many subtle points in Mugged that you have to read it more than once to "get" while also making you laugh.
Ann showed me how little I knew about the development of the race industry in our country and how it is used every day to further an ideology.
Ann lays out her argument as if she were prosecuting a case and teaching a lecture at the same time. The facts are well documented and presented in a way that makes it nearly impossible to not see what she is trying to say.
Insightful, historical, thought-provoking
It demonstrate the hypocracy of the Left and how they usurp valid causes.
Another outstanding book from Coulter
David D. Johnson
Ann Coulter is a terrific historian and has succeeded in telling the development of racism in the United States. Our nation's war against itself is a stunning portrayal of the liberal's blame game. As I grew up I noticed that for some reason, our country was attempting to find racism behind every person; (Especially every Republican). As I grew up in a suburban Chicago home, it seemed liberal fingers were pointing at me! I was very active in my community's African-American neighborhoods too. I came from a decidedly lower middle class white town but I worked at low paying or volunteer jobs....which I did because I wanted to, not because I was shamed into it. However, I was shocked to learn that I was considered a racist...go figure. It's too bad that my altruism was actually questioned when I really wished to just help kids have a good time.
I thought it was well thought out and put together. I am not a fan of hers and read the book on a recommendation. Now if she would please do just as good in her next book about the lies and demagoguery from the side she isn't so inclined to disparage. The chronology is easy to follow and research seems complete. If she puts her mind to it things turn out very well in her story telling. As I suggested, I would a more balanced approach from her. Not in the same book for sure.
I liked that she read the book.
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