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The Resource Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country, Shelby Steele

Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country, Shelby Steele

Label
Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country
Title
Shame
Title remainder
how America's past sins have polarized our country
Statement of responsibility
Shelby Steele
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 America character. Since then, liberalism has been wholly concerned with redeeming modern American 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. "--
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DLC
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Steele, Shelby
Dewey number
305.800973
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
.S767 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Equality
  • Discrimination
  • Minorities
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
  • Discrimination
  • Equality
  • Minorities
  • Political science
  • Race relations
  • Social policy
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country, Shelby Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Great Divide -- A collision -- Hypocrisy -- The moral asymmetry of hypocrisy -- The compounding of hypocrisy -- Characterological evil -- "The Battle of Algiers" -- No past, no future -- America's "characterological evil" : a pillar of identity -- The denouement -- After evil, "the good" -- The new liberalism -- Dissociation -- Relativism and anti-Americanism -- The culture -- Conservatism : the new counterculture -- A politics of idealism -- Liberalism is beautiful, but conservatism is freedom
Control code
ocn887851215
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780465066971
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014046421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1172666
  • (Sirsi) o887851215
  • (OCoLC)887851215
Label
Shame : how America's past sins have polarized our country, Shelby Steele
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Great Divide -- A collision -- Hypocrisy -- The moral asymmetry of hypocrisy -- The compounding of hypocrisy -- Characterological evil -- "The Battle of Algiers" -- No past, no future -- America's "characterological evil" : a pillar of identity -- The denouement -- After evil, "the good" -- The new liberalism -- Dissociation -- Relativism and anti-Americanism -- The culture -- Conservatism : the new counterculture -- A politics of idealism -- Liberalism is beautiful, but conservatism is freedom
Control code
ocn887851215
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780465066971
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014046421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1172666
  • (Sirsi) o887851215
  • (OCoLC)887851215

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