Shame: How America'S Past Sins Have Polarized our Country [Audiobook] download free by Shelby Steele

Shame: How America'S Past Sins Have Polarized our Country Audiobook download free by Shelby Steele
  • Listen audiobook: Shame: How America'S Past Sins Have Polarized our Country
  • Author: Shelby Steele
  • Release date: 2016/1/12
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Audiobooks
  • ISBN: 9781501209734
  • Rating: 8.39 of 10
  • Votes: 737
  • Review by: Matthew Howard
  • Review rating: 7.13 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/31
  • Duration: 3H21M44S in 256 kbps (54.2 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-02
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: FLAC, Vorbis, Apple Lossless, WMA, WAV, TTA, MPEG4, MP3 (compression TGZ, ZIP, RAR, BZ2)
  • Total pages original book: 271
  • Includes a PDF summary of 31 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 22M7S (6.2 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: A prominent conservative scholar traces the post-1960s divisions between the Right and the Left, taking aim at liberals' victimization of African Americans and their failure to offer a viable way forward for American society The United States today is hopelessly polarized; the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960s-when we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal justice-remains unfulfilled.As Shelby Steele reveals in Shame, the roots of this impasse can be traced back to that decade of protest, when in the act of uncovering and dismantling our national hypocrisies-racism, sexism, militarism-liberals internalized the idea that there was something inauthentic, if not evil, in the American character. Since then, liberalism has been wholly concerned with redeeming modern America from the sins of the past, and has derived its political legitimacy from the premise of a morally bankrupt America. The result has been a half-century of well-intentioned but ineffective social programs, such as Affirmative Action. Steele reveals that not only have these programs failed, but they have in almost every case actively harmed America's minorities and poor. Ultimately, Steele argues, post-60s liberalism has utterly failed to achieve its stated aim: true equality. Liberals, intending to atone for our past sins, have ironically perpetuated the exploitation of this country's least fortunate citizens.It therefore falls to the Right to defend the American dream. Only by reviving our founding principles of individual freedom and merit-based competition can the fraught legacy of American history be redeemed, and only through freedom can we ever hope to reach equality.Approaching political polarization from a wholly new perspective, Steele offers a rigorous critique of the failures of liberalism and a cogent argument for the relevance and power of conservatism.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social Discrimination, Social Groups, Black & Asian Studies, Social Classes, Central Government Policies
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  • Format: Cd-Audio
  • Approximate value: 10.38 USD
  • Dimensions: 127x140x13mm
  • Weight: 91g
  • Printed by: Not Available
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