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1. Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing
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2. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
3. Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse
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4. How to Be Invisible: The Essential
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5. White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites
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6. Mirror to America: The Autobiography
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7. Persecution: How Liberals Are
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8. At Canaan's Edge: America in the
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9. Being Black, Living in the Red:
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10. The Constitution of Liberty
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11. The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation
12. Speak Truth to Power : Human Rights
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13. Defensive Racism
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14. Necessary Illusions: Thought Control
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15. The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness
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16. Cover Your Tracks Without Changing
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17. Dark Ages America: The Final Phase
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18. Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations
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20. Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil

1. Piety & Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
by Harmony
Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID
Reverend Lynn provides an iron-clad case for the defense of separation of church and state, which the Religious Right would like to see abolished. A core principal of our nation, church state separation is conceivably one of the most important of our American rights and one which makes us the envy of most of the world.
5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding the attack on Church/State separation
In his new book, Piety and Politics, Rev. Barry Lynn explains the Religious Right's relentless attack on church/state separation and why separation is necessary.He gives examples of the Religious Right's attacks and explains why they are invalid.
5-0 out of 5 stars Religious Freedom vs. Theocratic Tyranny: The Choice is Yours
"Piety & Politics" is Reverend Barry Lynn's effort to educate the public on the dangers of church and state partnerships and the threat they pose to religious freedom. Lynn is an ordained minister for the United Church of Christ and he devotes considerable time and effort to defending church state separation He is also the executive director for the activist organization Americans United for Separation of Church and State and he wrote this book to explain some of the methodology of the Religious Right in its efforts to take control of government. Beginning with a chapter on the definition of religious freedom, the book offers separate chapters on some of the favorite targets of the Religious Right, such as public education, religious symbols, government- funded charity, church politicking, personal decisions on sexual matters, and the desire to censor undesirable books, movies, etc. Lynn selected these hot- button topics probably because they are among the most broad- based and the most often cited as areas where the Religious Right and its members feel strongly; so strongly, in fact, that they are willing to rewrite the U.S. Constitution in order to make their view of religion and morality the law of the land.
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Subjects:  1. Christianity and politics    2. Freedom of religion    3. Political And Civil Rights    4. Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights    5. Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism    6. Politics / Current Events    7. Religion    8. Religion And Politics    9. Religion, Politics & State    10. Religious right    11. United States    12. Political Science / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism   


2. The Autobiography of Malcolm X : As Told to Alex Haley
by Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback (12 October, 1987)
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Malcolm X's searing memoir belongs on the small shelf of great autobiographies. The reasons are many: the blistering honesty with which he recounts his transformation from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate political activist, the continued relevance of his militant analysis of white racism, and his emphasis on self-respect and self-help for African Americans. And there's the vividness with which he depicts black popular culture--try as he might to criticize those lindy hops at Boston's Roseland dance hall from the perspective of his Muslim faith, he can't help but make them sound pretty wonderful. These are but a few examples. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars eye opener
Mike Young obviously did not read the book.I read it 3 times and it changed my life forever.The book clearly states that it is the autobiography of Malcolm X AS TOLD to Alex Haley and if you had read the book yourself you would realize that Malcolm was simply telling the story to Alex Haley.He was too busy to sit down and write the book himself and predicted his own murder in the last pages.Maybe you, Mike Young, should take on the challenge of being a thinking human being and read it on your own with an objective mind and then come back and tell us your real thoughts.

5-0 out of 5 stars People Can Change!
Simply, one of the most amazing stories of change ever told in the English language - and still one of the most mis-understood men in the 20th century.

5-0 out of 5 stars A tribute to Black Manhood
Some books can change your perception, but only a few can wipe out age-old assumptions, and force you to rethink everything you thought you knew. The question of RACE is at the heart of the American society, and in this book, not only African-Americans, but Americans of all colors, black, white, red and yellow, will find themselves reassessing what racism entails, for Malcolm X life, is a poignant testimony of the black man's struggle against both individual and institutional racism.
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3. Shakedown: Exposing the Real Jesse Jackson
by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover (04 March, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You!
Thanks so much for this book about Jesse Jackson. Jesse Jackson is for himself. He has exploited Black people and used them for his own good. Where ever there is a cause he's present. Not so much for the sake of those involved, but more or less for his own benefit. It's ashame that he has to speak for the common good of man for a fee. Before he speaks he wants to come to a payment agreement. He uses Black people. A Black problem is his gain. Black people please get hip. Jesse Jackson is a pimp in the worse way. He pimps and profits from Black problems.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book about a complete Fraud!
I've always had a thought about "REVERAND" Jackson, and this book proves it! Jesse jackson isn't black -He's just a white man that's so full of s**t tha his body long ago lost the ability to absorb it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Mr Jackson is what Fela Kuti would call a pen robber
If the Abacha/Nigeria/Abiola story revealed in this book is fact, Mr. Jackson should be jailed for the part he played in Abiola's death. Concerning the son, if a congressman earning $26,000 owns 5 cars worth $300,000 it proves the truism that the apple does not fall far from the tree.
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4. How to Be Invisible: The Essential Guide to Protecting Your Personal Privacy, Your Assets, and Your Life (Revised Edition)
by Thomas Dunne Books
Hardcover (March, 2004)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Outdated. Some examples are not practical
Somewhat outdated.
5-0 out of 5 stars Solid advice from a true believer
I carefully read the first edition of the book approximately 7 years ago.Though I didn't perceive at the time that I had a need for "invisibility", I adopted several of the recommendations in the book simply because they made me feel more comfortable.I was subsequently harrassed by a disgruntled former employee.At least one overt act of his was thwarted by my privacy measures.How many others, I'll never know.Every bit of energy and money I'd invested in my privacy was paid back and then some.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on Privacy Techniques!
This is an excellent book on privacy techniques.What I like about it is that JJ Luna discusses various levels of privacy, and I have found that the more privacy you want, the more time/effort you will have to go through to maintain it.He talks about how to go about receiving your mail, where to choose to live, how use the phone, how to pay people, and how to title assets more privately.I like this book because JJ Luna does not try to force a one size fits all agenda upon people, but lets the reader decide on what level of privacy is right for them. There are varying levels of privacy which can be obtained for each one, depending on your circumstances (e.g. family, job, etc).Of course, the more privacy you want, the more you will have to sacrifice, but most of these techniques are simple and won't take too much extra time out of your week.
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5. White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era
by HarperCollins
Hardcover (02 May, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Not completely convincing
Steele gives an excellent analysis of the current muddle about affirmative action (especially with regard to the University of Michigan ruling by the Supreme Court), and how it's arisen from the white guilt which is the title of his book.Where he fails to convince (in my view, at least) is in his attempt to extend this analysis to cover society as a whole. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
2-0 out of 5 stars The Globalization of Guilt
1. The persective of most writers is shaped by their own experience. Dr.Steele is an American Black, a baby boomer, a member of the academic elite, a liberal arts major, and a political "conservative".This certainly affects his perpective when he discusses social issues.
3-0 out of 5 stars The Competitive Model
I actually paid money to attend a lecture on this book rather than just reading the book.I find that Dr. Steele has some very valid points that have helped me to further process my own views on the race issue in America.Dr. Steele states, in his own way, that America has yet to really honestly deal with her racial past through his position on 'dissociation'.
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6. Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin
by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hardcover (13 October, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Truthful contrast
Dr. Franklin is an extraordinary savant.His writing technique is grabbing and august.He presents his life in a clear unquestionable manner; causing the reader to feel the emotion in which he experienced throughout his life journey.
5-0 out of 5 stars Autobiography of John Hope Franklin
Every page is a valuable learning opportunity.Written in a factual, insightful way that creates a focus on lessons learned and then makes these same lessons implements of progress and growth for others.This is a book everyone should read and then find ways to incorporate the example if Dr. Franklin in concrete ways in their individual lives.

3-0 out of 5 stars From Sisters Nineties Literary Group, Linda Smith, Book Review Editor, Reviews
Professor John Hope Franklin's story, Mirror to America, is a chronicle of his life embellished with the history of African Americans in the United States.A rare jewel, Professor Franklin decided early in his education at Fisk University, where he earned his undergraduate degree, that he would make a life long committment to pursue the history of African Americans in this country as a scholar.He attend Harvard University where he earned his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in history, remaining committed to pursue African beginnings in America without compromise and with impeccable courage in the time where racial prejudice was practiced in every phase of American culture.
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7. Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity
by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover (25 September, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Chronicles of anti-Christian bigotry
How can someone possibly manage to fill a 400-page book with example after example of Christians being persecuted in the United States? Only if there happens to be a whole lot of cases of Christian persecution. And that is just what Limbaugh demonstrates in this frightening but much-needed book.
1-0 out of 5 stars Forgive them, Father for the Conservatives know not what they do....
Yes, I am a Christian, and I believe in all of the teachings of christianity. But I do not support the conservative's constant attack of democratic liberals.... it's the simple example of stereo-typing. I can garantee there are millions of atheist conservative republicans... I used to have a friend who was. This book is trying to make democrats look bad by using the atheists of the left against them. That's similar to Southern Black discrimination... everyone tought they were lower and disgusting because they used to be slaves. But that wasn't what they were on the inside.
5-0 out of 5 stars Powerful book about the oppression of Christianity
Persecution: How Liberals are Waging War Against Christianity by David Limbaugh is the book that liberals should be worried about.While Ann Coulter's Godless is getting all the press, it's this book that should have them shaking in their shoes.Limbaugh doesn't use hysterical vitriolic name-calling to get his point across, he uses facts and builds his case slowly, brick by brick.He's like a prosecutor bringing forth each piece of evidence and allowing the jury to see it and listen to each witness and allowing them to make their own judgment.Many of the cases do quote the same lawyers again and again, but that really can't be helped when there are only a few groups defending the rights of Christians to express their views.The book shows case after case in schools, workplaces, and the government in which Christianity is not just being suppressed but oppressed.The good news that in many of the actual court cases, the court upheld the rights of Christians.The bad news is that most people don't bring court cases, they just quietly fold up and give in.These court cases are the exception proving the rule, and the liberals are going to continue pushing and pushing because they know that most people will give in without a fight.Limbaugh also does a great job at the end of the book proving that America was founded on Christian principles by Christian men who never intended for Christianity to be hounded out of American life.This is a good book for everyone to read. It's one of the few books that just might change people's minds. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Christianity    2. Christianity - Christian Life - Political Issues    3. Christianity - General    4. Christians    5. Civil rights    6. Freedom of religion    7. Persecution    8. Political And Civil Rights    9. Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights    10. Religion    11. Religion - Socialissues    12. United States    13. Civil rights & citizenship    14. Current Events / General    15. Political Science / Reference   


8. At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 (America in the King Years (Hardcover))
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (10 January, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Leadership, charisma and iron will.
As King's star rises, Green's book opens up wide to the national and world stage. Cannaan transitions from an essential biography of King to a complex social and historical account of America in the mid 60's. By the late 60's, race was a hot button that super charged the fabric of all things American. One scholar pointedly stated, "if you want to look at the motivations behind all historic American politics and policies -- follow the race card." Cannan's follows the call for racial justice as it moves north and the long sharp lens of Green focuses on the race riots in LA, Queens, Detroit and Chicago. Each chapter is a fascinating look at people vs. political power and the passionate personalities that sparked bloody confrontations. Adding complexity to the issues of the day, Green correctly weaves in our last and fatal commitments in Vietnam and the political pressure that was brought to bare on the opposite side of the Johnson house, literally squeezing the administration between two crisises. In many ways, the three book series is a apt study in modern man's stubborn nature to selfishly preserve their own tribe over all others -- blood lust and all. Somewhere in this series an astute observer comments, "racial prejudice, drawn to it's natural conclusion, is the practice of genocide, plain and simple." Man killing man. Of course Canaan does not end on that morbid conclusion. It ends optimistically, depicting King as the first modern American to preach, practice and deliver radical social change through peaceful mass demonstration. In his fine, broad wake peaceful demonstrations have prevailed and will again and again... thanks in large part to leadership, charisma and iron will. 9/11/06

4-0 out of 5 stars A (slightly) flawed conclusion to a great story
This is the third volume of an epic history of King, the Civil Rights movement and America during a pivotal moment.
5-0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking Story, of our Divisive Racial History
Taylor Branch continues to be the best source for our troubled racial history. We've developed a mythology of the movement, that it was heroic, which it was, but that's an incomplete picture. This should be read by every American. Especially those right wing conservatives who seem to forget how recent we were bombing churches in this Country. It was just yesterday that people went to jail (Parchman prison even in Ms) for voter registration activities. Mr. Branch also shows the seems that begin to wear, how Dr. King became reviled by the Radicals because his devotion to non-violence brought him to oppose the War in Vietnam and brought condescension from the Black Power advocates like Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown, who began to (understandably) promote a violent response to the violence which the SNVCC had suffered for years. This is an important book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1929-1968    2. 20th century    3. African Americans    4. Civil rights    5. Civil rights movements    6. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    7. History    8. History - General History    9. History - U.S.    10. History: American    11. Jr.,    12. King, Martin Luther,    13. People of Color    14. Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights    15. U.S. - Political And Civil Rights Of Blacks    16. U.S. History - 1960s    17. United States    18. United States - 20th Century    19. United States - 20th Century/60s    20. American history: postwar, from c 1945 -    21. Black studies    22. History / United States / 20th Century    23. Human rights    24. USA    25. c 1960 to c 1970   


9. Being Black, Living in the Red: Race, Wealth, and Social Policy in America
by University of California Press
Paperback (01 June, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the most thought-provoking books I've ever read
This book is both meticulous and very clearly written. Every time I had, while reading Conley's analysis, a nagging question in the back of my head, he went on to address it in far more detail than had even occurred to me. 4-0 out of 5 stars A Wealth of Ideas
This book expands the research base that identifies wealth as a key component of mobility, and an important factor that explains why blacks and whites have divergent outcomes. However, Conley may be overemphasizing the role of wealth, and forgeting that race is still a critical issues. In fact, his models show that wealth is only a small part of the story. A great deal of the unexplained variance in Conley's models may be attributed to discrimination in society. Although Conley mentions this briefly, more attention needs to focus on this aspect the issue. Nevertheless, the discussions of wealth are rich and well developed, making this an important addition to the literature.

1-0 out of 5 stars problems abound
The analysis is sound. This is to say, the examination of the relevant history and current structures, coupled with an examination of effects, is accurate and valid. However, the argument for implications is unsound - dangerously so. It seems that those driven to understand precisely why some people are faced with more challenges than others are usually willing to go the next step - to argue for engineered adjustments, blind to the fact that such programs engineer even more odious, systematic inequities. ... Read more

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10. The Constitution of Liberty
by University Of Chicago Press
Paperback (15 October, 1978)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Hayek--Orwell's Mentor
At the height of socialist popularism in England, cir. 1944,George Orwell, a leading proponent of socialism, believing in its promises as did many,if not most of Eurpose's leading intellectuals and politicians, wrote a review of Hayek's famous book, "The Road to Serfdom."Orwell wrote the review in the "Observer," London April 9,1944.
5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, timeless classic
The Constitution of Liberty is "a comprehensive restatement of the basic principles of a philosophy of freedom" (p. 3).It is often considered the magnum opus of Hayek's political writings, even if The Road to Serfdom is perhaps better known.
5-0 out of 5 stars Shows why there is no elsewhere elsewhere
This is a book that can be right in ways that confound all expertise, a basic text of political economy, brilliant enough to summarize all the mistakes of the twentieth century while they were still happening.With an author born in Europe, aware of a society with classes based on great wealth, where culture was largely the activity of a few thousand incredibly intelligent people, but, due to a bestseller of his own, exposed to the dynamic economic growth of postwar America, teaching in an offbeat center like the University of Chicago, concerned about liberty, law, "The Decline of Socialism and the Rise of the Welfare State," Social Security, and utterly convinced of his main point:the necessity for taxation to pay for whatever benefits a government can contrive.Read more

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11. The Caged Virgin: An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam
by Free Press
Hardcover (25 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good defence of enlightened values
Ms Ali has written a most useful book. She exposes the dishonesty of those who cry 'Islamophobia' whenever Islam is criticised. She shows how thuggishly orthodox Muslims behave to women, dissenters, Jews and gays. She shows the roots of this intolerance in the pre-medieval thinking of Muhammad and in the all-too-common dogmatic adherence to his outdated writings.
5-0 out of 5 stars An international bestseller, it's available here for the first time in English
THE CAGED VIRGIN: AN EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION FOR WOMEN AND ISLAM urges democracies to recommit to reason and makes a case for the freedom of women from Muslim oppression. It's her survey of Islam and its impact on the role of women and their rights, but does more than chart history: THE CAGED VIRGIN proffers a call to action from free women, and provides her own story of how author Ayaan Hirsi Ali evolved to become the leading voice for Muslim women around the world. An international bestseller, it's available here for the first time in English.
1-0 out of 5 stars Ayaan Hirsi Ali cannot speak for Islam
There is a difference between religion and culture, and although it is often difficult to tease them apart, the effort should be made. Ayaan Hirsi Ali has not made much of an attempt in her book, which seems to blame Islam for the shortcomings of Somali culture when it comes to women - and, worse, to imply that Somalia is typical of the Islamic world, which is so diverse that a 'typical' country cannot be found. Sadly, male oppression of women can be found in most parts of the world, including those with no connection to Islam - and men have often twisted religions to justify their treatment of women.
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12. Speak Truth to Power : Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World
by Crown
Hardcover (19 September, 2000)
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Anonymous wears a black shroud and a hangman's noose. Unnamed and masked, perhaps he or she will avoid the fate suggested in the haunting photograph that graces the cover of this remarkable book. Anonymous is one of the mostly unsung heroes interviewed by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo who are fighting for human rights in places where torture, imprisonment, and death are the side effects of speaking out against such atrocities as child soldiers, sex slavery, honor killings, and repression of political rights. In Anonymous's case, teaching Sudanese women their rights where a civil war is being waged by Islamic extremists could land him or her in a "ghost house" of torture, or, if lucky, in prison for an undetermined amount of time. In an age when heroes seem almost a thing of the past, these 51 human rights defenders demonstrate that real moral courage is alive and well on planet Earth. As Kennedy Cuomo writes in her introduction, these are the Martin Luther Kings of the world, and "courage, with its affirmation of possibility and change, is what defines them." Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, touching reading
I bought this book for the sole purpose of a class where I was required to do some outside reading.This book was on our recommended reading list.I read the entire book, only one story was required.It was astonishing how these people change the world.I was moved by these stories.

5-0 out of 5 stars almost religious in its power
The stories and photographs are deeply moving profiles of several of the most courageous people in the world.There are few terms to describe the total power, since I turn to this work on many occasions to gain some inspiration.2-0 out of 5 stars Shallow Treatment of a Vital Subject
The people described in this book are true heroes, and their stories make me feel humbled and ashamed. But the book attempts to describe 50 different people. Each person gets 3-6 pages, and at least one of the pages is a photograph, leaving room for only a short, unsatisfying glimpse of each life story. Read more

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13. Defensive Racism
by ProPer Press
Hardcover (October, 2004)
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2-0 out of 5 stars A vehicle for the NA
I enjoy reading wiewpoints that vary in scope since all stories have two sides. This author's pretext leads us into his ideology with surreptitious restraint. But, the anti-Jew, brown, and black sentiment is pouring out by the second chapter.Steele writes well and his ability to put together thoughts and list supportive data offers compelling credence to his white separatist resolve...especially if you're a white man.
5-0 out of 5 stars Got gumption ?
It will take a lot of moral fortitude to read this book.You may have to learn some things about yourself that you don't like. Some things about your worldview you don't like.
4-0 out of 5 stars Defensive Racism
All who are not afraid and truthfully seek what others may be thinking should consider reading this book. ... Read more

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14. Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
by South End Press
Paperback (June, 1989)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Educated Ignorance
Such a terrible mis-directed perversion of Mind. Well educated Ignorance. A true weaver of Stalinist theory. What a malignant waste of thought.

5-0 out of 5 stars Necessary Reading
This Chomsky book, while tough to get through at points (have a dictionary on hand), is an absolute must if you are interested in learning how to "read" the mainstream news.
5-0 out of 5 stars The Obligation of Silence, Containing The Enemy, & Awaiting The Hidden Hand
"They who have put out the people's eyes, reproach them of their blindness." ~ John Milton
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15. The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions (Vintage)
by Vintage
Paperback (24 January, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A Topic always worth thinking about, but not a convincing book
The facts of Prejean's first book have been disputed by victims and others. The truth isn't always obvious, but putting together Prejean's remarks in her book about Robert Lee Willie; the interviews that they both gave; Debbie Morris's account of what Prejean told her; the testimony of other witnesses, I'd have to say that she was lying when she described him as remorseful, and her credibility is compromised.Prejean is also willfully gullible when it comes to her advisees; she isn't so trusting with everyone. The first part of this book deals with the cases of two executed men whom Prejean claims were innocent. I don't know whether to believe her or not.
4-0 out of 5 stars Three Florida cases: Jerry Rogers, Roy Swafford, Peter Ventura
Jerry Layne Rogers, Sr. -- wrongfully convicted and innocent. From 1989 - 1992, I was his investigator at CCR [The Office of Capital Collateral Representative, a state agency representing death-sentenced persons].
5-0 out of 5 stars A Devastating Read
For those of us who like to think that the justice system of the USA is the best in the world, the contents of this book will be nothing less than devastating.Sr. Helen details how two men, both probably innocent, were executed in spite of the purported "safeguards" in the death penalty process.Revealed for all to see is a "justice" system that has become corrupt, populated with judges and prosecutors whose passion for justice has been expropriated by a passion for the law, with The Law the end, instead of merely a servant of justice.As an example, an appeal submitted by one of these two men's attorneys was titled "Notice of Appeal" instead of "Petition for Appeal" and so the Virginia Supreme Court refused to review the case--then and forever, in spite of strong new DNA evidence that showed this man was probably innocent.This was a very powerful argument against the death penalty, and against the legalism that has almost entirely taken over our courts. ... Read more

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16. Cover Your Tracks Without Changing Your Identity: How to Disappear Until You WANT to Be Found
by Paladin Press, Boulder, CO
Paperback (September, 2003)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money
This book is typical of many published by Paladin Press-all sizzle and no steak.It temps you w/a promising title and then broadstrokes the actual subject matter.Nothing in this book is inovative or informative, as stated in a previous review-it's all common sense.
3-0 out of 5 stars It's an okay book
If you're planning on splitting for awhile, for at least a few months, it wouldn't be a bad idea to read this book first. It's mostly just common sense.

1-0 out of 5 stars Author was on The Daily Show
After seeing this guy on The Daily Show, who would want to read this book? ... Read more

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17. Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire
by W. W. Norton
Hardcover (11 April, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Gore those sacred cows!
The dark side is revealed! Our national hubris is spotlighted in this gutsy expose' of things we don't talk about as "loyal Americans." As in most cases of blind loyalty, this is a perfect breeding ground for our shadow side as Americans. Hat's off to Berman for blowing the whistle on some of the traits we export as "the American Way." While it may be painful or embarrassing in the short-term, we will be a far healthier nation in the long-term if we are willing to look at ourselves candidly and truthfully. Kudos to the author for guts and frankness.

4-0 out of 5 stars Strongly argued, if not sometimes unscholarly
Morris Berman's Dark Ages America was a mixed bag for me.I found his analyses and critique of corporate culture and degenerating morals and values in American culture as well thought out and superbly argued, for the most part having strong supporting evidence to back up his claims.I find citing sources such as Jay Leno and Seinfeld as a bit unscholarly, however, even if they superficially serve to bolster his points.Also, much of his statistical evidence is too general.He speaks about world economics and U.S. foreign and domestic policy very broadly for the most part, and much of it resonated with me and rang as true, but many of the arguments presented in each chapter could very well be expanded into a book of their own.I think a holistic critique of American society is quite an auspicious undertaking, and I cannot fault him for his end result, however the repeated usage of terms (for example, his references to Bush as an 'anti-intellectual bafoon') and the like serve to give the book a tone I found unneccesarily condescending, or at least much more heavily opinionated and not relying as much on hard, factual evidence as it could have been.Let it be said that I agree with most of his critique of the Bush administration, I just think it could have been handled all the more scholarly, not sugar-coating the subjects discussed, but overall increasing the amount of legitimacy and resonation that he was attempting to get across without using such brash terminology. All of what I just wrote sounds like I didn't like the book, but my rating shows I enjoyed it for what it is, and I look forward to reading his backlog of previous releases.I sincerely hope that the current state of the U.S. improves, and that Berman is proven overly pessimistic in his overall critique, but as he argues, our decline may be irreversible.We shall see.

3-0 out of 5 stars Many good oberservations, but too much liberal tripe and many poorly supported assertions.
Many good oberservations, but too much liberal tripe and many poorly supported assertions.
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18. Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty
by Duke University Press
Paperback (May, 2006)
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19. Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights
by Rodale Books
Paperback (24 April, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars 'The' book to read on the issue of the role of corporate power in the US
Disclaimer: I'm a bit more than half through the book - and ready to comment on it.
4-0 out of 5 stars informative evaluation of a business dominated culture
A very good evaluation how business dominates govenments, now and in the past. It illustrates how everyone must be vigilent if an individual is to be of any importance in any society.The informed reader will find the book somewhat redundant, because the author tends repeat examples after he has clearly made his point.

4-0 out of 5 stars Can't laugh away world spinning out of control
While some of the material here is not unique to Hartmann, it's the sort of thing you don't read out in the open.
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20. Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History (Penguin))
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (02 February, 1988)
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4-0 out of 5 stars very educational
I have never seen the PBS series but I enjoyed the book which gives a good account of what happened in the years 54-65. Of course it misses things but it will give you the basics.
5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Primer
By now the number of volumes written on the Civil Rights Movement could fill whole libraries. Yet fifteen years later, this book still stands as one of the best introduction to the early years of the movement. Books such as Taylor Branch's Pillar of Fire and Parting the Waters may cover the same era of 1954 to 1965; this book is a good introduction for those who may be intimidated by Branch's comprehensive volumes. Rather than trying to cover everything, the book takes its cues from the documentary series and examines a select set of pivotal moments of the movement: school desegregation, the Montgomery bus boycott, the march on Washington, the Selma to Montgomery march and others. Each chapter delves into the story of the events, but also fleshes out the areas between these momentous events, both telling the background and hearing the experiences of those there, in their own words. The book is readable, not the dry tone that many associate with history books. But most of all it gives the reader the chance to delve into an important part of American history in the second half of the 20th century. This is an excellent book that should be picked up by anyone wanting to get a sense of where America was moving in these pivotal eleven years.

5-0 out of 5 stars WOW !
Great book ! I was born in 1957 so I wanted to learn about the Civil Rights Movement as it was when I was growing up. This is not only an excellent history, but an incredibly interesting story, and a shocking testament to the injustices the Black people have suffered in America. I learned a lot and gained some insight into this issue. ... Read more

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