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Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama [Kindle Edition]

Ann Coulter
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“This isn’t a story about black people—it’s a story about the Left’s agenda to patronize blacks and lie to everyone else.” 

For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights move­ment—which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors.

It took the O. J. Simpson verdict—the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers—to shut down the white guilt bank.

But now, fewer than two decades later, our “pos­tracial” president has returned us to the pre-OJ era of nonstop racial posturing. A half-black, half-white Democrat, not descended from American slaves, has brought racial unrest back with a whoop.

The Obama candidacy allowed liberals to engage in self-righteousness about race and get a hard-core Leftie in the White House at the same time. In 2008, we were told the only way for the nation to move past race was to elect him as president. And 53 percent of voters fell for it.

Now, Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the real his­tory of race relations in this country, including how white liberals twist that history to spring the guilty, accuse the innocent, and engender racial hatreds, all in order to win politically. You’ll learn, for instance, how

  • A U.S. congressman and a New York mayor con­spired to protect cop killers who ambushed four police officers in the Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s mosque.
  • The entire Democratic elite, up to the Carter White House, coddled a black cult in San Francisco as hun­dreds of the cult members marched to their deaths in Guyana.
  • New York City became a maelstrom of racial hatred, with black neighborhoods abandoned to crimi­nals who were ferociously defended by a press that assessed guilt on the basis of race.
  • Preposterous hoax hate crimes were always believed, never questioned. And when they turned out to be frauds the stories would simply disappear from the news.
  • Liberals quickly switched the focus of civil rights laws from the heirs of slavery and Jim Crow to white feminists, illegal immigrants, and gays.
  • Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz was surprisingly popular in black neighborhoods, despite hysterical denunciations of him by the New York Times.
  • Liberals slander Republicans by endlessly repeating a bizarro-world history in which Democrats defended black America and Republicans appealed to segregationists. The truth has always been exactly the opposite.

Going where few authors would dare, Coulter explores the racial demagoguery that has mugged America since the early seventies. She shines the light of truth on cases ranging from Tawana Brawley, Lemrick Nelson, and Howard Beach, NY, to the LA riots and the Duke lacrosse scandal. And she shows how the 2012 Obama campaign is going to inspire the greatest racial guilt mongering of all time.

Editorial Reviews


Mugged is not just a book—it’s a public service.”
—The American Spectator
“A refreshing and informative antidote to the divisive narratives about race perpetuated by politicians and the mainstream media.”
—The Washington Times

About the Author

ANN COULTER is the #1 New York Times bestsell­ing author of Demonic: How the Liberal Is Endangering America; Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America; If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans; Godless: The Church of Liberalism; How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must); Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism; Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right; and High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton. She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and a syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate.

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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Truth about Racial Demagoguery February 6, 2013
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Many people like me have felt the cry of racism was used as a fallacious epithet to obfuscate truth and hide liberal perfidy. Ann Coulter not only shows the hypocrissy of the left but provides irrefutable evidence of falsified data and trumped up stories that were no where close to the actual events; they describe to justify their progressive agendas. Black citizens have been duped by the left into believing all sorts of racial conspiracies, that simply do not exist. Ms Coulter supplies all the facts and actual stories behing these malicious slanders. Also, documented is the complicity of the liberal mainstream media, protecting the progressive agendas.
We remember a time when news organizations tried to present a fair reportage of actual events and were generally held accountable for their efforts. How far have we come, when media covers up crimes of the left and slanders anyone who leans to the right in our society. This book should make any fair minded citizen angry over the duplicity and hypocrissy in the media.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More clear talk from Ann February 14, 2013
When Ann Coulter writes columns or speaks on television, I normally avoid it. She just has a smug arrogance that is very off-putting. But then when I read almost all her books (and Mugged is no exception), I come away educated, informed, and well armed.
Mugged is a reminder of the bizarre warping of history which has occurred in my lifetime. The Republican party was founded to fight slavery, and was historically the party that fought racism. All the way until 1964. Then suddenly the Democrats became the champions of the civil rights struggle, and that's the way I learned the history, that Democrats were now and always the champions of civil rights. Mugged does a FABULOUS job of devastating that false argument, and explaining how it happened (I'll give you a hint, look who's gotten rich because of the "civil rights movement" since 1964. I recommend it to anyone who has been mystified at the hijacking of the civil rights movement.
Would only be better if it contain more ideas on how to counter this.
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If I had any doubts about the need for this book, all I had to do was open up my morning paper and see the syndicated column by Leonard Pitts - headline teased to the front page - about the sighting of a "Don't Re-Nig" bumper sticker.

Pitts, who bravely battles racism every day whether he needs to or not, quotes a woman he doesn't name who says she saw such a bumper sticker, and then uses it to launch an entire column on pervasive Republican racism. No effort to determine if it was true, it's second or third-hand by the time it gets to you the reader, but if it allows to let liberals put the N word in play in the service of Obama's reelection, who cares?

And that's what this book is about: Racial demagoguery, which Ann Coulter has touched upon frequently but focuses on here. Her overarching theme is the deterioration of both race relations and black fortunes in the country starting in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Her premise is threefold:

First: Democrats, after having been the party propping up segregation for decades, cleverly substituted themselves as the party of racial equality after most progress in that field had actually been made by Republicans. Desegregating the military? Eisenhower? Sending troops to desegregate schools in Little Rock? Eisenhower. Civil rights bills in Congress in 1957 and the early 1960s? Supported more by Republicans than by Democrats. Finally pushing through real desegregation across the South? Nixon. Segregationists? All Democrats, including some liberal ones, with a lot more liberals around the country condoning it for partisan reasons: they needed that Solid South on Election Day and in Congress.
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26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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Ann Coulter presents a provocative and controversial look at the effect of race in politics in the last five decades - as usual she does not hold back, and all assertions are backed up by fact. Ann scrutinizes the pre-conceived, usually unquestioned notions of racism in the United States and how this false perception of a racist culture causes disastrous decisions on the behalf of American voters. In 2008, many (too many) voters based there decision solely or primarily on race. What has that led to? A president who has spent trillions of dollars for which we have reaped nothing and led an administration that is feckless, incompetent, and dishonest.

Do not vote this November until you have read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and dare I say "courageous" book September 30, 2012
Ann Coulter has gone where no one, on the left OR right, has been willing to go: an honest, frank, no-BS discussion of racial politics in the US.

Her detractors will no doubt pile on and declare this book the Most Dangerous, Vile, Disgusting, Racist Book Ever. It will be declared "hate speech" (if it hasn't been already). But most of the people who scream "hate speech" in the coming months will not have read a single page of the book. I've read it, and it is a solid, rigorously researched book about the sordid state of racial politics in this country. Coulter is no apologist for racism, and has zero tolerance for the kind of attitudes that are routinely attributed to her. I think people who reflexively lash out at her and her books would be very, very surprised if they turned off MSNBC and its straw-man caricature of Ann Coulter, and took the time to find out what she actually has to say. She speaks for people who are absolutely opposed to real racism, but who also detest the sordid state of racial politics in this country.

Coulter acknowledges that real racism is part of our history, an outgrowth of slavery and its aftermath, a true blight on our historical record. But she argues that in recent decades, following the civil rights era, racism has declined and become largely a spent force. The Klan rallies, lynchings, separate water fountains, and all that despicable stuff from the past has gone the way of the Dodo bird; most people live and work comfortably with other races in a tolerant environment. Yet the left has taken over racial politics and keeps stoking the fires for its own partisan ends. Coulter argues that this serves no one's interest, least of all the minorities who the progressive left purports to be saving from racism.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great work
Thank God we have Ann who can cut through the crap and make her point. Her book was eye-opening. It is always great to know the truth.
Published 8 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A "must read"
The PC police will hate this fact-filled, in-your face, tell-it-like-it-is book that puts the current "racial issue" in plain sight. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Trekker
3.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately, old news for me. Not sure what ...
Unfortunately, old news for me. Not sure what i was hoping for, but felt the book fell short of my expectations. Read more
Published 16 days ago by T. G. Kraft
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written
Very factual and well written piece. Love it.
Published 17 days ago by Anderson Sosoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome. Love the book. Will buy more of her books.
Published 18 days ago by Ron DeRosa
5.0 out of 5 stars very much worth reading
In other books she has written, Ms Coulter has relied on colorful language and scorn to the detriment of an organized argument. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Philip Gleason
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Published 1 month ago by RonnieB
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZON ANN
Ann is one of my favorite people in her writings and her appearances on the TV Shows. She tells it like it is, and isn't afraid of the liberal progressives, or the hostile... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joseph H. Race
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting how the racial advantage is with the democrats when they...
I enjoyed how it was shown that the real supporters of rights for the blacks came from republicans.
Published 1 month ago by David Dolan
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than you Think
Ann makes a great case for the civil rights movement originating from the Republicans, going back to Truman. Dont like that? Read the book.
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ANN COULTER is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Godless, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), Treason, Slander, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors. She is the legal correspondent for Human Events and a syndicated columnist for Universal Press Syndicate. You can read her weekly column on her website,


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