Politics & Government
Review: Mr. Friedman should run for president! he's already assembled a superb cabinet. Everyone should read this book and then put these words into action -FAST. Awesome read, could not put it down the second time. Read more
Review: The focus of this work was the empathy gap between the urban and rural communities in America. Specifically, the premise was that the two sides of American culture didn't communicate with one another, and more important, did not understand the underlying values of each. Stated more directly, from the perspective of the author (a faculty member from Berkley), Americans from urban, academic, or at least highly educated communities do not understand why individuals from rural America vote against... Read more
Review: i am only giving this 4 stars.
Not because of the research. It is spot on. Its due to the blanket assumption that this rage is directed to all blacks in America.
Middle and Upper middle class black built an insular society parallel to middle and upper middle class whites after slavery. When Jim Crow laws became too invasive, the fight for desegration began. Middle class women didn't ride the buses in Montgomery, but it had to be one because a pregnant girl or a dark skinned poor one was a ... Read more
Review: Powerful.....a world I did not know, did not understand, did not appreciate its impact upon the African-American populace. This is a MUST read.
Profound. Glad I read it, only wish I could have read it as a young man - would have given me more time to try to make a positive impact against this stain on the American story Read more
Review: This book really helped me understand the difficulty of spanning the gap between the black culture and the "privileged white." I am white and failed all these years to see that, while do not consider myself discriminatory toward people of color, for sure I have not had to put up with the downcast looks or being pulled over by a cop because I look like I might "cause trouble" or that "might" break a law. Read more
Review: This is not an easy read, as it is a scholarly work with a lot of charts and tables, and considerable discussion of the statistical techniques and regression analyses that Lott used in arriving at the conclusions presented here. But I would categorize it as a "must-read" for anyone who has a serious interest in the gun control debate, and who is looking for facts - rather than emotion - upon which to form an opinion. Lott's conclusions are compelling and well supported. He also deals, in a st... Read more
Review: Excellent book! All the pieces seem to fall into place now. We all knew that 9/11 wasn't what _they_ told us it was. This is HARD scientific proof of what DID actually take place, unfortunately. I still can't find the answer as to why our government killed their own, and more importantly, how they can live with themselves. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the other "elite" globalists will have to face their maker one day. Thank God for Judy! Thank you for your tenacity and unwavering strength an... Read more
Review: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana:
an excellent example of true journalism ; gayle lemmon's account inserts the reader inside of the facts, providing an understanding of events by those who lived through them along with compelling insight into how their 'history' impacted their future. read it Read more