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Haaa! Duke's aliases are at it again!
on August 29, 2004
Just finished this book, received from a friend on the used market. Admittedly, 10 years after publication, the whole "Duke thing" is about as irrelevant as is he these days. Still, I found the reading to be good (I have a basic background in social science statistical methods, which helped at times) and the conclusions of the various chapters to be interesting in speaking to subtle racial appeals in the modern mobilization of voters. When I came to type this review, however, I discovered that Duke's people are still up to old tricks; namely, flooding Amazon.com with sales pitches under various aliases for "My Awakening," which is utter garbage. I wish Mr. Duke would learn that "Mein Kampf" will remain the worldwide standard for bone-chilling racist claptrap for many years to come, and that he didn't even come close in his rag. And that people know his "anonymous review" tricks now, which he should just find plain embarrassing.
You can get THIS title (the Kuzenski et al volume) at a decent price these days, and if you're interested in the politics of race ANYWHERE in the U.S.-- particularly how racial appeals are creeping back into our political discourse from the far right-- it's a better-than-decent read.