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Overview Offers insights on the too-often-undiscussed truths of life in contemporary America, probing such subjects as the differences between Democrats and Republicans, the health care crisis, and racism.
Publishers Description Straight Talk From the Firebrand Libertarian Who Struck a Chord Across America Larry Elder tells truths this nation's public figures are afraid to address. In "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America," he turns conventional "wisdom" on its head and backs up his commonsense philosophy with cold, hard facts many ignore. Elder says what no one else will: Blacks are more racist than whites. White condescension is mor damaging than white racism There is no health-care crisis The War on Drugs is the new Vietnam...and we're losing Republicans and Democrats are the same beast in different rhetoric Gun control advocates have blood on their hands. America's greatest problem? Illegitimacy. The welfare state is our national narcotic. There is no glass ceiling. The media bias: it's real, it's widespread, it's destructive
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Studio: St. Martin's Griffin
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 4, 2001
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN 0312284659 ISBN13 9780312284657
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More About Larry Elder
Larry Elder hosts Los Angeles's #1 prime-time radio talk show, The Larry Elder Show. He writes a montly column for Investors Business Daily and a syndicated column in fifteen national newspapers.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Ten Things You Can't Say In America, Revised Edition?
MORE INSIGHTFUL CONSERVATIVE TALK Apr 28, 2008
For conservatives it's more of what you already know & have predilections about: gun control, schools, economics race & as always Larry provides plenty of research evidence. There is a latent cockiness to this read in some parts, as some would bemoan but it's insignificant. This book scores high in my opinion - relegating the $60.00 I spent on books & time I spent in my college Sociology class even more worthless. I would recommend it to anyone trying to find their own opinion on these social topics, certainly to teenagers, college students & perhaps government employees simply because it is a collection of facts which are hard to get. My only exception is if you are a minority I'd recommend skipping this book & reading "Stupid Black Men" - (overlook the name & just read it) as it speaks to us directly whereas this book "10 Things You Can't Say..." I found to be more race neutral.
Mr. Elder Speaks Up Nov 15, 2007
Larry Elder says the 10 Things You Can't Say in America, and says them well. But I gave the book only three stars because I have heard all 10 things before. Many people have said them before, even though it takes courage to say them out loud. What I would like to hear are some meaningful, workable solutions.
Like many Conservatives and and Libertarians, Mr. Elder is very good at identifying the problems and their root causes, but not so good at identifying real solutions. The Social Security system may be broken, but I don't think that we will ever drop the system. So the question is how do we fix it? The same is true with many of the other problems described in the book.
Perhaps the best sections of the book are those that deal with the "vicitcrat" mentality that has developed in America over the last few decades. Today, it seems that you are disfunctional, or delusional if you are not the hopeless, helpless victim of an evil oppressor. Responsible, high-functioning individuals are just not "normal," or they are one of the oppressors. Overcoming your problems is not fashionable. Elder does an excellent job of explaining how destructive this victim-thinking is. Giving people an excuse to fail is never a good idea. Paying them to fail (through welfare, etc) is even worse.
I recommend this book because it is a well written description of some of the most serious problems in America today. I just wish it helped me to know how to fix it all.
A necessary man Nov 5, 2007
It's good to see how many five star ratings there were for this book. Larry Elder, a free speech advocate and libertarian, was at the forefront---thankfully---of the anti political correctness movement years ago. Good for him.
This book touches upon a lot of that. And of course, because he is black and there are chapters which rightfully expose the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the NAACP and the welfare state lovers who are the ones keeping black folks down and impoverished while they fill their pockets (lest they be out of a job), he is called an Uncle Tom.
Larry Elder, who I know personally, once told me, "An honest man is always in trouble."
The truth is here Apr 4, 2007
Larry has become an icon to me. I am considering distributing this book to my friends and family. I will be buying Larry's other books. Larry is the new force in truth for the American people.
Elder right on the mark..... Mar 15, 2007
This book is great. It will really aggrivate the hell out of blacks who believe that if you are a black person that is pro-education,pro-individual,pro-responsibility, pro-fiscal responsibility, anti-separatist,anti-black victimology and recognize that a good chunk of black problems in America result from internal mechanisms that you are some type of strange throw back anti-black term known as a 'house negro'. Elder soundly defeats the 'house negro' calling crowd with sound libertarian logic. This should be required reading in American government schools. If victimology prone blacks are angry at this book for its hard truths, then I think the book is doing its job. A well written sledge hammer of truth backed up by numbers.