Debating Race with Michael Eric Dyson

Debating Race with Michael Eric Dyson

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by Michael Eric Dyson
     
 

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Bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson collects his previously unpublished intellectual encounters-cordial and combative-with some of today’s most influential thinkers and politiciansSee more details below

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Bestselling author Michael Eric Dyson collects his previously unpublished intellectual encounters-cordial and combative-with some of today’s most influential thinkers and politicians

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Publishers Weekly

Having already risen from poverty to become an ordained minister, a tenured professor at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, and the author of more than a dozen books (most recently Come Hell or High Waterand Is Bill Cosby Right?), Dyson here cements his place as one of the most important voices on race in America today. Collecting 27 transcribed conversations involving an impressive list of thinkers-including scholars (Gary Orfield, Cornel West), politicians (John McCain, John Kerry) and pop political commentators (Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher)-Dyson and company tackle practically every angle in America's experience of race, including the legacy of the civil rights movement, immigration reform, affirmative action, urban poverty and the war on terror. Throughout, Dyson proves as comfortable and incisive considering the scholarship of Foucault and Weber as he is examining the work of Tupac Shakur and N.W.A. Though his interlocutors run the gamut from sympathetic fellow travelers (Jesse Jackson, Tavis Smiley) to ideological adversaries (Dennis Miller, Ann Coulter), Dyson upholds a commitment to open, empathetic and intelligent dialogue, a rare treat in today's hyperpartisan, invective-heavy media. No matter what one's personal take, the quality and clarity of Dyson's ideas-and his dedication to the full and free expression of all viewpoints-makes this perhaps the best introduction to the current state of race in American society. (Feb.)

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ISBN-13:
9780465002061
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/12/2007
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
410,176
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.25(d)

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