Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

by Shelby Steele

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465066971
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 17,807
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Winner of the Bradley Prize and a National Humanities Medal and the author of the National Book Critics Circle award-winning The Content of Our Character, Steele lives in the Central Coast of California.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: The Great Divide
Chapter Two: A Collision
Chapter Three: Hypocrisy
Chapter Four: The Moral Asymmetry of Hypocrisy
Chapter Five: The Compounding of Hypocrisy
Chapter Six: Characterological Evil
Chapter Seven: “The Battle of Algiers”
Chapter Eight: No Past, No Future
Chapter Nine: America’s “Characterological Evil”: A Pillar of Identity
Chapter Ten: The Denouement
Chapter Eleven: After Evil, "The Good"
Chapter Twelve: The New Liberalism
Chapter Thirteen: Dissociation
Chapter Fourteen: Relativism and Anti-Americanism
Chapter Fifteen: The Culture
Chapter Sixteen: Conservatism: The New Counterculture
Chapter Seventeen: A Politics of Idealism
Chapter Eighteen: Liberalism is Beautiful, but Conservatism is Freedom

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Shame: How America's Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Wow. The courage to speak the truth about personal experience and the words to convey what keeps the pot boiling in American politics. Bravo
Anonymous 3 months ago
You may not agree with every claim the author makes, but you--if you care about about what our future holds for ALL Americans--will at least be lead to ponder them, and that perhaps is a good start.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I wish everyone would read this book. It is exceptionally good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steele expresses profound ideas clearly & persuasively!