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Book Review: Black Rednecks and White Liberals – Part 3: The True History of Slavery

For previous parts of this review, see Part 1 and Part 2. In the Western world, and in America in particular, slavery is a widely misunderstood phenomenon. When people hear the word “slave,” most Americans think of blacks enslaved by … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Rednecks and White Liberals

Thomas Sowell’s 2006 book Black Rednecks and White Liberals is a collection of six long-form essays about history and the relationship between different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. The eponymous first essay argues that contemporary black American “ghetto culture” is … Continue reading

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In Praise of Gridlock

I see history as centrally a race and conflict between “social power”—the productive consequence of voluntary interactions among men—and state power. In those eras of history when liberty—social power—has managed to race ahead of state power and control, the country … Continue reading

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