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Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama

Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama

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by Ann Coulter

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“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


“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-OJ 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

  • A U.S. congressman and a New York mayor con­spired to protect cop killers who ambushed four police officers in the Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s mosque.
  • The entire Democratic elite, up to the Carter White House, coddled a black cult in San Francisco as hun­dreds of the cult members marched to their deaths in Guyana.
  • New York City became a maelstrom of racial hatred, with black neighborhoods abandoned to crimi­nals who were ferociously defended by a press that assessed guilt on the basis of race.
  • Preposterous hoax hate crimes were always believed, never questioned. And when they turned out to be frauds the stories would simply disappear from the news.
  • Liberals quickly switched the focus of civil rights laws from the heirs of slavery and Jim Crow to white feminists, illegal immigrants, and gays.
  • Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz was surprisingly popular in black neighborhoods, despite hysterical denunciations of him by the New York Times.
  • Liberals slander Republicans by endlessly repeating a bizarro-world history in which Democrats defended black America and Republicans appealed to segregationists. The truth has always been exactly the opposite.

Going where few authors would dare, Coulter explores the racial demagoguery that has mugged America since the early seventies. She shines the light of truth on cases ranging from Tawana Brawley, Lemrick Nelson, and Howard Beach, NY, 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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Venomous conservative political pundit Coulter (Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America, 2011, etc.) delivers a blistering polemic on the issue of race in American politics since the 1960s. Arguing that "after nearly a century of Republicans fighting for civil rights against Democratic segregationists," liberals chose to come out strongly against race discrimination after the mid-1960s passage of landmark civil rights legislation, using the issue to achieve their own goals. Liberals "couldn't care less about black people," she writes. "All they care about is their own glorious selves and how courageous, forward-thinking, and fair-minded they are." Moreover, liberals (notably academia, the media and Hollywood) are to blame for the race-related incidents and controversies of the period, from riots to hoaxes. She recounts headline-making police shootings of blacks, Marion Barry's controversial mayoralty in Washington, D.C., staged racial incidents and innumerable other occasions that became opportunities for liberal accusations of racism. In each instance, Coulter offers factual summaries of incidents laced with snarls over the wrongheadedness of liberal players and their "New-York-Times-Charlie Rose-PBS thinking." Later, she considers white guilt as the animating source for many debacles, including the presidency of Barack Obama. Reading the book is like listening to a Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh talk show marathon, except that Coulter is somewhat more entertaining, at least in her brazen, self-satisfied way. Simpatico readers will enjoy her snide, nasty, outrageous provocations. The fair-minded will feel caught in a wind tunnel with no railings to grab for safety. Liberals will quite properly turn their noses up at the book, as Coulter turns her nose up at them.
Publishers Weekly
In her signature fashion, Ann Coulter contends that Republicans have been—and still are—the true champions of racial equality in the United States. She argues that it was only after racial equality was achieved in the late 1960s that Democrats decided to take up the cry for equality. This effort, she insists, took the form of race baiting and—for the last 40 years—tricking minority groups into believing that racial issues still exist. As a narrator, Coulter proves intolerable to anyone but her most ardent fans. Though her prose is at times snide and condescending, these qualities are significantly amplified via her narration. Regardless of one’s political point of view, Coulter’s tone and attitude quickly prove wearing. Coupled with her voice—which mixes a nasal twinge and elongated pronouncing of vowels—many listeners may find themselves turning off the audiobook before its conclusion. A Sentinel hardcover. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
Mugged is not just a book—it’s a public service.”
—The American Spectator
“A refreshing and informative antidote to the divisive narratives about race perpetuated by politicians and the mainstream media.”
—The Washington Times

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Mugged is not just a book—it’s a public service.”
—The American Spectator
“A refreshing and informative antidote to the divisive narratives about race perpetuated by politicians and the mainstream media.”
—The Washington Times

Meet the Author

ANN COULTER is the #1 New York Times bestsell­ing author of Demonic: How the Liberal Is Endangering America; Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America; If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans; Godless: The Church of Liberalism; How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism; Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right; and High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton. She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and a syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate.


Visit www.AnnCoulter.com

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Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 91 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's a reason Ann Coulter is successful -- she's unafraid to expose the left's fallacies with clear factual evidence. This book is no different, and those who desperately need America to be racist to further their agenda will be greatly offended. It's high time someone of notoriety gives the clarion call to all American's that the race card is dead -- rather than cower in fear of being labeled a racist and lose some celebrity as a result -- and Ann Coulter has done it. Thank you Ann for writing such a liberating and well documented book on the abuses of the race card.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a hardhitting book that shows what has really been going on re race relations. The history is stunning and will be a surprise to many people. I found it enlightening and a must read to understand what is and was going on in our society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a true review of why race relations are the way they are in America today, you have to read this book. Ms Coulter tells it like it is. If we had more folks writing and reporting the TRUTH as she does in this book, race relations in our country would be much further along than it is. A highly recommended book. BillinSC
jlbrun More than 1 year ago
Great Book. Especially the full truth of the Rodney King arrest. I knew is was altered at the time but; didn't know who was responsible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ann is her usual no-holds-barred self as she lists story after story of the demagoguery of the Democrat party over the years. I found the stories of the many individuals who have been affected by real racism over the years, fascinating and alarming. I can not say I enjoy Ann's style and sarcasm but she holds one's attention by her attention to detail and presentation of the facts. I recommend her book as a hard hitting expose' of a subject most white people fear to even discuss because of the label "racist" that seems to flow too quickly from the lips of some.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, Ann pulls no punches. A lot to think about.
greenberet_ranger66 More than 1 year ago
I will put this as succinctly as possible. It is Ann Coulter. If you are a Conservative and love reading her "Hit the Nail on the Head" style of writing you will not be disappointed. I was not. This just gives more credence to the reason(s) Ann Coulter is not only a Firebrand, but a feared "takes nothing from nobody" journalist whose sole purpose is to shed light in the dark places where Liberals do not want people to see into. If you read this book and do not come away with a firmer understanding of what true Racism is and who are the perpetrators of these racist acts you are better off reading Boondocks on the weekend. I highly recommend this book to any Conservative and any Liberal daring enough to enter the water when Ann is swimming about with her teeth showing and her wit cutting through the pages. I cannot wait for her next release, whatever it is called.
WDH More than 1 year ago
Did you ever notice how the people who write 1 star reviews never have the nerve to post their names. Another example of their ignorance is exemplified by the Anonymouw entry "What" criticizing spelling and grammar of other postings. Read it and weep. Poor soul can't spell, knows little about grammar, and nothing about capitalization. Any time Ann writes a book she will get blasted by the left who, having little education in American History will crucify her out of hand. Read the book first and then write a response of your own proving her wrong with citations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I didn't live through all the things mentioned in this book, there were many that I did recall seeing on the news, some as far back as my childhood. This kind of stuff has been going on for years and continues today, and will as long as we allow it to happen. It's time for good people ~ BLACK AND WHITE ~ to stand up and put a stop to this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You must read this book, Coulter has untangled the often confusing and enraging politics of those on the left, who must keep people of color angry and white people feeling guilty to retain their control and power. The obvious hateful comments in the reviews by B&N readers us a testament to just how close to home this book strikes.
Toni60 More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter strikes again! She has an uncanny way of reaching me. I, apparently, have an appreciation for direct communication styles. :-) She makes a lot of sense. I have disagreed with her on issues, but she is right on in this publication. The culture of racism has been reborn due to this dis-functional president. If he is interested in forward progress, then why resurrect old tensions. Answer: he must have an agenda. hmmmmmm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, Ann's writing is well-documented, accurate, and thought-provoking. An excellent, eye-opening history of the treatment of Blacks by liberals in America.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ann Coulter is a very intelligent person and I enjoy watching her on TV shows as well as reading her books. She does a great job of researching her material and it shows. In her book, "Mugged" I learned quite a lot. She mentioned the book "Circle of Six" by the investigating detective Randy Jurgenson. I purchased the book and was astonished with the actions of the mayor, police chief, and others. I admire Ann Coulter for her convictions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The truth (like a real mugging) hurts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A solid look at how the left has constructed this hysterical mythology of victimization around american blacks that is a taboo thought crime to even question
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Find a negative review that disputes a single fact in this well-researched book. Only then can you take the review as anything but a biased reviewer who did not read it judging it - quite literally - by its cover. Coulter backs up every word with legitimate primary sources precisely because she knows the level of scrutiny her work will have to withstand. Try as you might, you won't catch her slipping. Those who dismiss this book as racist or as right wing propaganda from a kkk member in hiding are just making Coulter's case. No amount of research would satisfy them because what actually happened does not interest them. Read it! Especially if you disagree with the thesis that racism is no longer rampant in America. You will find that view astutely challenged.
JWClark More than 1 year ago
The reviews are just as divided as the nation when it comes to racial issues. Half of the folks are actually educated and engaged in the discussion at hand, and the the other half simply so on emotion. This books tackles the subject of race with a no-nonsense point of view. Coulter has never been afraid to hurt anyone's feelings, and thank goodness for that! It's refreshing to hear somebody actually speak up and out on the issues that have for so long been conversation stoppers. Not only is the book good, simply for having the guts to tackle this kind of issue, but because it is all fact and very little feeling. Just the thing we need added to this debate. A must read for anyone looking to move past racial demagoguery.
sweetchild527 More than 1 year ago
I understand that this book (and author) may be highly confrontational but all in all I think it was very informative. Ann proves how we as Americans have forgotten our history and how things really went. While I'm sure the only people to pick up this book will be conservative, I think the left should at least check into some of these facts because it's very interesting and I'm betting there's stuff in here that you don't know. Politics are so crazy right now, I definitely don't see these issues changing anyone's mind. But I still think it's very important to know both sides, so you can be objective. And conservatives aren't as evil as liberals make them out to be =)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find myself agreeing with most what has writen and i recamend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally someone with enough guts to say what is true
Anonymous 7 months ago
Building on the work of several historians and social commentators, Ms. Coulter makes some excellent points about the nature of racism, reactionary action taken against it, and the role of White Guilt in modern politics. Convincing, and she provides plenty of examples contemporary and recent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a responsible account of keeping the balance of justice with truth..
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tend to vote towards the right, but Ann is a Grade A racist. She doesnt accept the fact that white people are not the only people on this planet. True racism
LostIcelander More than 1 year ago
most informitive