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Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives Hardcover – January 27, 1998
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In Always in Pursuit iconoclastic essayist and columnist Stanley Crouch collects some of his best work from 1995 through 1997. His interests are far-reaching, but Crouch's central concern is how U.S. residents work to further American democracy. He takes heart that so few believed Susan Smith, the white South Carolina woman who murdered her children and then said a black man had done it; chides Jesse Jackson for failing to live up to his potential as a leader; and speaks out in support of affirmative action simply because no one has proposed a better solution. Sometimes outrageous, sometimes abstruse, Crouch is never anything less than interesting.
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In this collection of essays, social commentator Crouch, a Sunday columnist for the New York Daily News and contributing editor to New Republic, expresses his views on everything?and everyone?from racial militancy and feminism to Duke Ellington, O.J. Simpson, and Michael Jackson.
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Crouch takes know prisoners and spares no one's feelings. If he loves something he says so and if he thinks someone is a fool he says that too. You'll smile, you'll be offended and you might hurl the book down in anger but read it. Mr. Crouch has an interesting mind, something that is sorely lacking in much of our media figures today.
Stanley's piece regarding Blues for Three Widows is the epitome of a one-sided narrow-minded view of the struggles and tribulations of Sisters King, Evers-Williams and Shabazz. Their sacrifices are un-questionable. Their husband's views, beliefs, and practices are the essence of the true American Constitution.
In this and other essays Stanley places America and its citizens in this, "one for all and all for one" melting pot. However, American has never been a melting pot. America is a bottle of oil, water, and vinegar, one sitting on top of another, every now a then being shaken by a King, Evers, or Shabazz.