"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.
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Great read. Well-written and well-documented. Another gem by Ann Coulter. Definitely worth a listen.
Well, first, most people can't handle the Truth. If that's you, you're not going to like this book. On the other hand, if you find an unvarnished , fact-filled narrative of the past 40 years refreshing, it is a book well worth listening to.
Ms. Coulter hammers away relentlessly, as is her style, and presents fact after fact, irrefutably.
I very much enjoy Coulter's work, and I believe I have every one of her audiobooks.
If you have your head buried in the sand , or refuse to believe reality when it slaps you in the face, this is not the book for you.
On the other hand , if you want to face reality, and confront our social and fiscal problems head-on, I suggest you start with her first book, and work your way up from there.
For those so inclined , another , quite different viewpoint , can be found in an excellent
audio book , by Alfonzo Rachel.
Verbum Domini Manet In Aeternum. Jesus Christus Dominus Est. I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to others, and I require the same from them.
Ann Coulter refutes the myth that Republicans are racist, and the Republican party, is the party of racism. She does this by recounting much of the actual history of the civil rights movement in America, from Reconstruction through the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Coulter's thesis is that, far from being the party of racism and bigotry, the Republicans are responsible for the advancement of civil rights for Blacks in America since the Civil War. It was only after the Democrat party realized that losing the Black vote would consign them to irrelevance that they moved from their position of opposition and obstruction to civil rights legislation, to embracing it, beginning with the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Coulter makes the case that, because Republican Barry Goldwater voted against the 1964 legislation (on purely progressive grounds, having supported prior civil rights bills), Democrats were able to seize on that opposition and spend the next 30 years painting the Republican party as the party of racism. She goes on to make that case that the Democrat party has always been the party of institutionalized racism, and makes a lucid, compelling, well-documented case for her thesis. The history is there, and verifiable, but largely unknown by the general public, who seems to only be able to digest 30 second sound bytes. Of course, fans of Ann Coulter will cheer when they hear her make her case using the sharp tongue and cutting jabs for which she is known. Coulter also narrates the book herself, and her argument is therefore delivered in a natural and convincing style, as opposed to previous Coulter audiobooks, which sounded less authentic because of their use of a professional narrator. Love her or hate her, if you are a person who will investigate facts apart from your biases presuppositions, Mugged gives lots of facts to investigate.
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.
This book was so eye opening. When I read a book I might mark a page 3 or 4 times tops, usually to go back and learn more about that subject. In this book I wanted to flag about every 3rd page. This book should be the basis for a history class in High School and College.
The American press is out of control, yhey have an agenda in mind and truth or no truth it doesn't matter who it hurst, who's lives are destroyed by their lies the only important thing is that they keep this lie of a racist america alive. I am refering to the several cases of false racist points published in the many articles that Ann covers in the book.
Democrats are power hungry racists.It still goes on today right under our noses. Example of Democrats racist continue in public housing. It keeps a lot of the blacks in one area, Republicans want to go to the “voucher system” so that they can choose where to live and apply the voucher towards an apartment or house in a nicer area.A perfect example is in Galveston Texas where a large area of public housing was destroyed in the hurricane. The city mayor wants to go to a voucher system but the federal government is forcing them to build what will again become slums.
Yes. There is so much information. I want to re listen so I can write down the cases and research them myself. I also want to read the books written by other authors she mentions.
The overwhelming evidence of media bias. The shameless race baiting by liberal journalists. They salivate over human misery and create it when it doesn't exist. They will not allow racism to die. They lie. They sympathize with murderers. They are the worst racists of all. They use race to leverage power, and they know they can use racial demagoguery to simultaneously increase power amongst their piers and bully dissenters into silence.
I like watching Ann being interviewed, she is really funny. This is no different.
Yes and no. It is very interesting, but also made me so disgusted I had to take a break now and then.
Like I said, this book will make you sick, in a good way, and it is oddly empowering. If what Ann says is true, then we should all be truly brave like Ann Coulter because to do anything less is cowardly and complicit with the worst kind of bigotry, racism, and evil.
Once again Ann Coulter defies the conventional wisdom foisted upon us by the "mainstream" media to poke holes in the leftist/Marxists tactic of labeling to vilify and silence the opposition. I love her brilliance and ability to to make highly logical arguments in a helpful and often humorous way. I can see why the left hates her - darkness cannot stand the illuminating light of truth borne out by facts.
The facts and supporting details of how the DNC have taken advantage of minorities for years.
Good job, Ann. Good emotion.
It made me angry at the DNC's exploitation of minorities.
Read this book!
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
I'm not as interested in the politics of race relations as I am in the social impacts, but often the two are inseparable in regards to this subject. So I found this book informative and interesting. Ann Coulter is, of course, a Fox News anchor and an obvious Republican, and quite a bit of this book was aimed toward slinging insults at the Democratic party. Fair enough in this case, although she does skip over some of the Republican transgressions in this area. However, I knew this would be the format of the book when I bought it, so I can't complain. Besides, by and large, I do agree with her that the vast majority of harm in the area has been done by left leaning liberals.
Being a media personality herself, Ann does concentrate quite a bit on the media's role in agitating racial "problems" that didn't exist until the media declared it was a problem and whipped up sentiment to that effect. She brings up a plethora of legal cases, weighing the real evidence and court findings against the liberal media's coverage and "community" reaction based on media coverage. Much of this was new information for me, and I enjoyed her insight. She was also surprisingly funny at times, and that was a bonus.
My problem with this book is simply that it will probably not be enjoyed by those with liberal/Democrat political leanings, and they are the very ones who need to be made aware that pandering does no one any good, least of all those who are being pandered to. In that respect, she will be, by and large, preaching to the choir with this book, since most of her readers will be prepared to believe (or already know) her subject matter. She is so antagonistic toward liberal Democrats that I can't see any of them sitting through this book with an open mind.
If the subject of racial demagoguery interests you, and you want to hear the facts from a somewhat less politically motivated writer, I would suggest reading Thomas Sowell's brilliant book "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" which takes the history of the problem back further and goes into more depth. It doesn't concentrate quite so much on media involvement and more on the historical and social aspects leading up to more current events. Mr. Sowell also has the added credibility of being a black man from Harlem and a world renowned economist. Ms Coulter does reference this book a few times, as the material is very similar in nature.
Ann Coulter did a good job of reading her own material, though not perfect, although I think that the few (very few) faults I found in her performance would not have been an issue with better editing.
Overall, a very good book, but if you don't already lean toward conservatism, it probably isn't for you.
Yes, because Ann reads it with a passion you could not get from just reading the book
Ann Coulter is my favorite character because you does her homework and lets the facts speak for themselves. She exposes Liberal lies and half truths with facts and then shows how the liberal media is pushing the racial card even when there is not racist component of the story.
Both her research backed by real facts and the way she is unafraid to speak the truth on how the liberal initiative to supposedly help the blacks has and continues to hurt them. It hurts them as individuals, as a minority group, and ultimately is the very thing that keeps them from progressing like other minority groups in America such as the Asian emigrants.
What you hear is not what you always see.
Great Book that should be taught in schools instead of the liberal agenda topics.
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