The Ten Things You Can't Say In America

The Ten Things You Can't Say In America

by Larry Elder
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The Ten Things You Can't Say In America by Larry Elder

Straight Talk From the Firebrand Libertarian Who Struck a Chord Across America

Larry Elder tells truths this nation's public figures are afraid to address. In The Ten Things You Can't Say in America, he turns conventional "wisdom" on its head and backs up his commonsense philosophy with cold, hard facts many ignore. Elder says what no one else will:

Blacks are more racist than whites.
White condescension is mor damaging than white racism
There is no health-care crisis
The War on Drugs is the new Vietnam...and we're losing
Republicans and Democrats are the same beast in different rhetoric
Gun control advocates have blood on their hands.
America's greatest problem? Illegitimacy.
The welfare state is our national narcotic.
There is no glass ceiling.
The media bias: it's real, it's widespread, it's destructive

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312276188
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/04/2001
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 389,418
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Larry Elder hosts Los Angeles's #1 prime-time radio talk show, The Larry Elder Show. He writes a montly column for Investors Business Daily and a syndicated column in fifteen national newspapers.

Larry Elder, host of “The Larry Elder Show” on KABC-AM in Los Angeles, was voted one of “The Top 25 Most Influential Talk-Radio Hosts” by NewsMax magazine in 2008.  Elder also writes a column for Investor’s Business Daily and a syndicated column that appears in a variety of newspapers across the country. His books include Stupid Black Men and What's Race Got to Do with It?

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Ten Things You Can't Say in America 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Jew, I was born a democrat and have been trying to find where I fit in a political arena that no longer fits with my belief system. Though I don't agree with all of Mr. Elder's ideologies, I now have words to put to the new foundation I am currently building for myself as a Republican. His book is a must read, must think!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shoots straight as Larry sees it without any politically correct varnish to his views about what is going wrong in the African-American community and beyond. He wants thing to be better for his race, like most of us. 'Losing the Race' by John McWhorter does a similar job but from an scholarly point of view. The recently released book, The Jewish Phenomenon-The 7 Keys to the Enduring Wealth of a People is the flipside to the African-American story and makes a great companion book. It is where centuries of discrimination and seclusion have yielded quite a different result, ranging far beyond success measured in dollars but also in contributions made in many fields and community development. With the selection of Senator Lieberman, Jews are pointing the way for African-Americans, if they choose to adhere to the 7 principles as outlined in the Jewish Phenomenon. There is no genetic divide between the races, Larry understands that and demonstrates it everyday on the radio, it is a matter of positive nurturing and development.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This extremely well documented and scholarly work is difficult to put down. The author makes a fairly convincing argument that, among other things, socialistic/welfare tendencies and authoritarianism may go hand in hand, that blacks are far more racist than whites in America, that there is no medical 'crisis', and that each of us is responsible for his or her own destiny. Although somewhat poorly organized (maybe the free-flowing patterns of consciousness were intentional), the conclusions are sound and syllogistically flow from the propositions. Though I do not share Mr. Elder's own political philosophies, I admire his personal stories and those of his families and friends, and have been persuaded to reexamine my own sociopolitical ideology. Good Job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr Elder is a true American patriot. His insight and wisdom are second to none.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Larry Elder was just the right man for the job of honesty. His endless examples of the injustices and what 'ten things you can't say in America' are upfront and intelligent. I can't book this book down! I will gladly pass it along to all of my friends and family.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the most interesting & informative books I've ever read. It's chock full of examples that make his points iron-clad. Be forewarned though -- this book will make you very angry at times, that is, when you're not laughing your butt off!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just recently wrote to Larry, and he responded back to me. I had said to him: Don't get killed, ever. We need you. And he said that is a priority, and he plans on being very cautious. If a person has to be cautious like Larry is for speaking his mind (and mine) worries about their life being taken, that right there is the most obvious proof that while our freedom of speech can never be taken away, it can always be attacked, and oppressed. In that case, anybody who wishes to oppress Mr Elder is most likely a hipocrate, and anybody who wants to kill him is a person who needs serious psychiatric help. BOTTOM LINE: This book rocks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are certain things in which a person can get in trouble for saying and Larry Elder is that kind of person... who is willing to do it for the improvement of this society at his own risk. I am tired of it always being white man's fault, now the tables have turned.
Guest More than 1 year ago
-a must have for all college students! most teachers are biased about politics and social issues and omit all the important information and facts that larry elder provides in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I looked forward to reading this book, and was not disappointed. Even though I am a registered Republican, I tended to agree with Larry's Libertarian perspective on many issues. He definitely points out the absurd in America.
Guest More than 1 year ago
not just spewing Democratic or Republican talking points. Reading this book was like listening to Larry on KABC... he wrote it with the same passion, enthusiasm and spirit he has on his show. Well done Larry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Larry Elders puts forth facts, quotes, and data to prove his views on controversial issues plaguing America and its citizens. In what should be required reading of all tax payers, Elders not only points out the problems with America but suggests ways to go about fixing them. His argument is compelling, and his explainations are fabulous. A great read, ESPECIALLY FOR DEMOCRATS.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book comes from one of the greatest minds in America. Even if you disagree with Mr. Elder, you'll have a hard time trying to argue with the facts that he presents. If you don't know a thing about what he discusses, never fear; he explains everything so that it is simple and easy to follow. I'd recommend this book to anyone who agress with Mr. Elder and needs a good argument in a fight they get with one of their friends who disagrees with you; and I'd recommend this book even if you don't agree with Mr. Elder because this book will challenge you and get you to think. Larry Elder is the kind of leader that America needs so desperatley today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome. His research is most impressive, with footnotes for his quotes and facts. This is the compilation of so many holes in the liberal cause, brilliantly laid out. While I knew most of what he wrote, he presented it in an organized and compelling case.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well written and thought out book. Many refreshing ideas stated in a straightforward manner. Every American will get something out of this book, regardless of political Ideology. In general, a MUST READ FOR REPUBLICANS, AND OPEN-MINDED DEMOCRATS. Larry Elder shows great courage by going against the system and not being afraid of saying things that are not Politically Correct.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goes a little outside the box of mass media thought. Refreshing to hear some intelligent arguments with a different view. I didn't like the way the book ended, it seemed to end prematurely.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yet another fascist ranter. like Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter, saying what suits the corrupt billionaires who run, and run down, America.