The New Trail of Tears

Author: Naomi Schaefer Riley
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594038546
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If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history. There is no doubt that white settlers devastated Indian communities in the 19th, and early 20th centuries. But it is our policies today—denying Indians ownership of their land, refusing them access to the free market and failing to provide the police and legal protections due to them as American citizens—that have turned reservations into small third-world countries in the middle of the richest and freest nation on earth. The tragedy of our Indian policies demands reexamination immediately—not only because they make the lives of millions of American citizens harder and more dangerous—but also because they represent a microcosm of everything that has gone wrong with modern liberalism. They are the result of decades of politicians and bureaucrats showering a victimized people with money and cultural sensitivity instead of what they truly need—the education, the legal protections and the autonomy to improve their own situation. If we are really ready to have a conversation about American Indians, it is time to stop bickering about the names of football teams and institute real reforms that will bring to an end this ongoing national shame.

Issues in Race and Ethnicity

Author: CQ Researcher,
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 154431633X
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In the wake of a divisive presidential election charged with debates over immigration and identity politics, Americans continue to grapple with questions of race and ethnicity. This collection of nonpartisan and thoroughly researched reports focuses on provocative issues including gentrification, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the resurgence of white supremacy, anti-Semitism, and the "Alt-Right." Because it’s CQ Researcher, the policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of the debate. Chapters follow a set template, exploring three issue questions, then offering background, an overview of the current situation, and a look ahead. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, “yes/no” debate box, photos, charts, and figures.

Wealth Poverty and Politics

Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465096778
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In Wealth, Poverty, and Politics, Thomas Sowell, one of the foremost conservative public intellectuals in this country, argues that political and ideological struggles have led to dangerous confusion about income inequality in America. Pundits and politically motivated economists trumpet ambiguous statistics and sensational theories while ignoring the true determinant of income inequality: the production of wealth. We cannot properly understand inequality if we focus exclusively on the distribution of wealth and ignore wealth production factors such as geography, demography, and culture. Sowell contends that liberals have a particular interest in misreading the data and chastises them for using income inequality as an argument for the welfare state. Refuting Thomas Piketty, Paul Krugman, and others on the left, Sowell draws on accurate empirical data to show that the inequality is not nearly as extreme or sensational as we have been led to believe. Transcending partisanship through a careful examination of data, Wealth, Poverty, and Politics reveals the truth about the most explosive political issue of our time.

Die Tagesordnung

Author: Éric Vuillard
Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3957575818
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Prix Goncourt 2017 20. Februar 1933: Auf Einladung des Reichstagspräsidenten Hermann Göring finden sich 24 hochrangige Vertreter der Industrie zu einem Treffen mit Adolf Hitler ein, um über mögliche Unterstützungen für die nationalsozialistische Politik zu beraten: Krupp, Opel, BASF, Bayer, Siemens, Allianz – kaum ein Name von Rang und Würden fehlt an den glamourösen runden Tischen der Vermählung von Geld und Politik. So beginnt der Lauf einer Geschichte, die Vuillard fünf Jahre später in die Annexion Österreichs münden lässt. Bild- und wortgewaltig führt er den Leser in die Hinterzimmer der Macht, wo in erschreckender Beiläufigkeit Geschichte geschrieben wird. Dabei erzählt er eine andere Geschichte als die uns bekannte, er zeigt den Panzerstau an der deutschen Grenze zu Österreich, er entlarvt Schuschniggs kleinliches Festhalten an der Macht, Hitlers abgründige Unberechenbarkeit und Chamberlains gleichgültige Schwäche. Mit der ihm eigenen virtuosen Eindringlichkeit und satirischem Biss seziert Vuillard die Mechanismen des Aufstiegs der Nationalsozialisten und macht deutlich: Die Deals, die an den runden Tischen der Welt geschlossen werden, sind faul, unser Verständnis von Geschichte beruht auf Propagandabildern. In "Die Tagesordnung" zerlegt Éric Vuillard diese Bilder und fügt sie virtuos neu zusammen: Ein notwendiges Buch, das eine überfällige Geschichte erzählt und damit den wichtigsten französischen Literaturpreis erhielt.