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Argues that the Black community must return to religious faith and grass-roots political action to restore morality, self-respect, and self-government in the inner cities
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Martin L. Gross, has written more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Government Racket: Washington Waste from A to Z, which began the serious debate over capricious and wasteful government, and A Call for Revolution, as well as The End of Sanity, The Medical Racket and The Conspiracy of Ignorance. His 1995 bestseller, The Tax Racket, exposed the excesses of the IRS and asked for its elimination. He has testified before the U. S. Congress five times. Three of his prior nonfiction works, The Brain Watchers, The Doctors, and The Psychological Society, stimulated public debate in the fields of psychological testing, medicine, and psychiatry, resulting in Congressional hearings and reforms. Mr. Gross has been a member of the faculty of The New School for Social Research and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Science at New York University. He lives and works in suburban Connecticut.From Booklist:
Keyes received media attention during his campaigns for the U.S. Senate on the Republican ticket and, since losing his contests, has become a radio commentator and talk-show host. In this essay on the causes of the plight of urban blacks, Keyes, an intense rhetorician, should irritate all the apologists for, and would-be expanders of, the welfare state. He begins with an exegesis on how enslaved Africans survived bondage, seeing in the historical development of the black family and Christian church sources for rejuvenation: they continue to be black America's strengths. Keyes then attacks the "betrayal" of "the special moral identity of black Americans" by the established civil rights groups, which habitually demand that the feds materially succor the community, a reflex that Keyes believes mires blacks in "perpetual supplication." In his prescription, empowerment comes from the self and the church and education, not subsidy programs. Though the liberal targets of Keyesian morals will probably dismiss this essay, the fact that it revolves around the nature of black identity and its antecedents in the long night of slavery--a question as central as anything to getting out of the crisis--merits support. Gilbert Taylor
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB068814618X
Book Description Harper Perennial, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX068814618X
Book Description Harper Perennial, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M068814618X