In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity-- a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks. An essay titled "The Real History of Slavery" presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, "Are Jews Generic?" Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined. So too are the inspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education in the United States.
Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.66(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the recipient of many awards and prizes. His previous books for Blackstone Audiobooks include: Ethnic America, Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality?, A Personal Odyssey, The Economics and Politics of Race, and many others.
Table of Contents
|Black Rednecks and White Liberals||1|
|Are Jews Generic?||65|
|The Real History of Slavery||111|
|Germans and History||171|
|Black Education: Achievements, Myths and Tragedies||203|
|History versus Visions||247|
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