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Uncivil Wars: The Controversy Over Reparations for Slavery Hardcover – December 1, 2001
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"Horowitz sees . . . the reparations movement is motivated not primarily by a concern for justice. It exists instead to denigrate America's founding ideals--ideals that contributed to slavery's end--and to perpetuate a sense of race-based entitlement and victimhood that harms blacks today far more than does the legacy of slavery."
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Sadly enough, reparations today is a critical socio-political issue. Already most black organizations and media outlets have endorsed the reparations claim, as have 38 congressional sponsors of a reparations bill and the city councils of Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco and other cities. The State of California has already written into law and funded a Reparations Bill that will assess how much black slaves are owed even though they're dead and even though California never had any slaves.
The issue will gain additional prominence with the ascendancy of Al Sharpton's campaign for the Presidency in 2004.
This book is not about mainstream liberalism, but the growing fringe of totalitarian and collectivist (postmodern) thought that's shutting down intellectual diversity on campus and gaining influence within the liberal movenment in America. It documents the authoritarian methods and the intolerant mentality of the left wing professoriat and their minions.
Uncivil Wars will be hated and burned by the authoritarian left. It's written by one who was formerly their own. And it documents the progress of political correctness, multiculturalism, and totalitarian collectivism in corrupting traditional American liberalism and the Party of John F. Kennedy.
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have not read every word of this book but enough to see it's a very unnecessary invitation to argue over what SHOULD BE but clearly CANNOT be... Read morePublished 19 months ago by P. Silverman
This is a book written about the drive for "reparations" by militant blacks about the time this book was published. Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Robert V. Rose, retired education researcher
David Horowitz has a twisted world view in which African-Americans are equal if not superior in socio-economic status due to liberal governments who give them everything they need... Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by Jeff
This is a horrible book, filled with inaccuracies and right-wing rhetoric. Any well-read, socially-conscious individual can shoot more holes in this book than a sieve.Published on October 15, 2007 by Ethan A
Much of the book is about Horowitz's tour, and his ongoing war with "tenured radicals" -- left wing academics. Read morePublished on March 20, 2007 by disidente
IF you desire a way to look into the slave reparations issue, this is the only work, besides online scholarly and honest blogging, that will give anyone that is for or against it a... Read morePublished on February 8, 2006 by Benjamin King
David Horowitz takes on a subject charged with emotion, as most race related subjects are, and does a very credible, factual job of arguing why we should not pay reparations. Read morePublished on December 2, 2004 by A. Jillard
Mr. Horowitz's commentary, " Uncivil Wars" is a very hard and open look at what may seem either wrong or right, depending on what sidelines of the political arena you may... Read morePublished on September 8, 2004 by MrnDpty161
Who else would tackle this subject? If you've ever found yourself under siege from people who advocate for reparations, you will be profoundly thankful that you have a copy of... Read morePublished on July 28, 2004 by Bernard Chapin