ISBN-10:
1594031436
ISBN-13:
9781594031434
Pub. Date:
04/24/2006
Publisher:
Encounter Books
Black Rednecks & White Liberals: Hope, Mercy, Justice and Autonomy in the American Health Care System

Black Rednecks & White Liberals: Hope, Mercy, Justice and Autonomy in the American Health Care System

by Thomas Sowell
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This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594031434
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 04/24/2006
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 34,348
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.97(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Black Rednecks and White Liberals1
Are Jews Generic?65
The Real History of Slavery111
Germans and History171
Black Education: Achievements, Myths and Tragedies203
History versus Visions247
Notes293
Index357

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"Tom Sowell is a national treasure, America's most perceptive, productive, and thoughtful commentator on racial and ethnic issues. Black Rednecks and White Liberals is vintage Sowell­a neat package of six lucid and incisive essays that shed new light on the big questions that he has devoted his intellectual life to confronting and answering. "
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wide-scoped exploration of racism, culture, and well-meaning ignorance in America, as applicable today as it wss in 2005, with some oddly-relevant allusions toward some of the claims made today.
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JSMReferee More than 1 year ago
Buy the book and read it. If a white conservative writes this book we probably have a racist issue but "the professor" is the man and ably makes his case. This is at least the third of Thomas Sowell's books that I have read cover-to-cover. Sowell's writing style is an excellent complement to other, very fine books attempting to explain and enlighten regarding the liberal mentality. It is written in more the text book style than like our usual conservative writers. In spite of his more formal style, the read is excellent and keeps your attention. As I said, buy or borrow the book and read it, cover-to-cover. Thx.
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Daniel Kananen More than 1 year ago
Grey social issues are elegantly explained using real empirical methods. Thanks Mr. Sowell!
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