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A powerful polemic on the state of black America that savages the idea of a post-racial society

America’s great promise of equality has always rung hollow in the ears of African Americans. But today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth by the police, to the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act, to the disaster visited upon poor and middle-class black families by the Great Recession, it is clear that black America faces an emergency—at the very moment the election of the first black president has prompted many to believe we’ve solved America’s race problem.

Democracy in Black is Eddie S. Glaude Jr.'s impassioned response. Part manifesto, part history, part memoir, it argues that we live in a country founded on a “value gap”—with white lives valued more than others—that still distorts our politics today. Whether discussing why all Americans have racial habits that reinforce inequality, why black politics based on the civil-rights era have reached a dead end, or why only remaking democracy from the ground up can bring real change, Glaude crystallizes the untenable position of black America--and offers thoughts on a better way forward. Forceful in ideas and unsettling in its candor, Democracy In Black is a landmark book on race in America, one that promises to spark wide discussion as we move toward the end of our first black presidency.

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i want to read
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By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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An old acquisition I put off till I had time.

"Following The Equator"
First Edition
Mark Twain
With authentic signature.

So far it is surprisingly....; boring.
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What I've read so far in 2016

American Sniper- Chris Kyle
Wish You Were Here- Rita Mae Brown
Murder At Astor Place- Victoria Thompson
The Third Victim- Lisa Gardner
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder- Joanne Fluke
Darkness Peering- Alice Blanchard
The Five Stones;An Everyday Guide to Follow Jesus- Foye Belyea,Samuel Huggard and Bill Hull
I Am A Church Member- Thomas Rainer
The Bastard- John Jakes
Shiver- Lisa Jackson
Rickshaw Bend- Helen Arvonen
Mischief- Charlotte Armstrong
Brooding Mansion- Paulette Warren
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Pharmacracy: Medicine and Politics in America by Thomas Szasz
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the ice dragon by george rr martin- a surprisingly entertaining childrens book

started the art of war a couple times on audio book. but too late at night I fall asleep. so far though pretty smart fellow I'd say
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Whoever wins on November 8 should read this book on November 9.

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I LIKE TO READ BIOGRAPHIES OF CANDIDATES. UNFORTUNATELY I WONT GET TO THIS BEFORE THE ELECTION IS OVER
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Presently

I am reading this book based upon the CIA start up. And man if it was so far off course from day one, I have my doubts it isn't still filled with moles and turn coats.

In 1974 CIA Director W. Colby fired J. Angleton who was the best counterintelligence chief the CIA had to then. He knew (by his gut) that the Soviets or the KGB had penetrated the CIA.
Yet most other CIA officers felt this was wrong. Then 20 years later when CIA counterintelligence officer Aldrich Ames was arrested for selling secrets to the Soviets this myth that the CIA's invulnerability collapsed as he joined with contact in Soviet Russia willing to pay him for information. .

IMHO it should have an internal house cleaning with any and employees taking as many forms of Lie Detection as possible. Also a complete work up of each officers work log with dates and locations plus any vacations.

crossed checked with actual events which can be verified. And ending with any type of truth drug they have.

The book is 479 pages plus notes.. And the title is:

The Secret History of the CIA, by Joseph J. Trento.......
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