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America has, for the most part, always been a divided country. From the age of slavery into the sixties and continuing on until today, there has been an amazing amount of racial and cultural disparity among these two groups. That's where Black Rednecks and White Liberals comes in. This collection of six essays is a shocking look into America's class and race divide with a lens unlike one ever used to explore the issue before.

The first thing that Sowell explores is what is considered to be 'ghetto black culture'. In reality, this culture is neither ghetto nor black: it is, instead, a relic of Antebellum south, dysfunctional redneck family dynamics. He uses plenty of examples to back himself up, and by the end of the book, he'll have you believing that the system has failed, too.

That's not the only thing that Sowell explores. He also explores attitudes toward Jews, Chinese immigrants, and Germans. His views of how the world really works will have you turning your head at the possibilities, and perhaps looking at your own race and culture in an entirely different light.

Thomas Sowell is an American economist, social theorist, and author. As conservative and libertarian as far as his politics go, he very much advocates for lasses-faire economics and has a way of viewing insight into the world that few others do. He has been a professor both at the University of California and at Cornell, and he has authored more than thirty books, along with many more syndicated columns for newspapers and magazines. He is considered one of the leading social theorists in modern-day US politics.

Black Rednecks and White Liberals is an eye-opening view of America, and one sure to please anyone with interest in politics.

Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

This explosive new book challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, Jews, Germans and Nazis, slavery, and education. Through a series of essays, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. He presents eye-opening insights into the development of the ghetto culture—a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves “friends” of blacks—which is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity, and he reexamines the tragic institution of slavery. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and other groups like them in countries around the world, are also explored, as are misconceptions of Nazi Germany.

Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I’ve read all his books and never been even faintly disappointed. Black Rednecks and White Liberals is no exception.”

    Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard

  • “These vigorously argued essays present a stimulating challenge to the conventional wisdom.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals is vintage Sowell—a 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.”

    Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom, authors of America in Black and White

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marston Johnston | 10/17/2016

    " Great book, without a doubt. Takes time to digest it all and put it into correct perspective. So much information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mark | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this book. Sowell makes me want to be a historian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bryan Beaty | 1/25/2014

    " This book was interesting. I had to research the author a little to make sure I wasn't buying some racist manifesto. Don't worry the book isn't racist, just conservitive. That being said it is very interesting. As a white man I rarely feel comfortable discussing race issues. I would love to discuss this book with all my friends. I wish I had read this when I was going through my multi-cultural education degree program. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robquarles | 1/23/2014

    " Very thought provoking and challenging to popular history but supported with good data and research. Six provocative essays ranging from slavery, to the Germans who were mandated to leave their homeland after WW2. Did you know that the word "aks" as in "you ought to aks me a question?" was originally used by white hillbillies of the Kentucky and Tennessee area? Sowells reveals simple truths like this in this book, that beg other questions. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell has taught economics at Cornell, UCLA, Amherst, and other academic institutions, and his Basic Economics has been translated into six languages. He is currently a scholar-in-residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He has been published in both academic journals and such popular media as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Fortune and writes a syndicated column that appears in newspapers across the country.