The mention of Dervla Murphy's book the other day set me thinking about other constructive, non-pious works on the subject of race. I'll keep adding to this list as more come to mind, but here are a few to start, representing - I hope - different points on the spectrum. (I'm having trouble coming up with books published in the UK. Must try harder.)

An obvious one to begin with: "The Content of Our Character" by Shelby Steele. An essential guide to the post-Civil Rights era. Shelby e-mailed the other day to say that he's finished work on his latest manuscript. Can't wait.

Some more....

John McWhorter, "Losing The Race"

Robert Sam Anson, "Best Intentions: The Education and Killing of Edmund Perry"

Victor Davis Hanson,
"Mexifornia: A State of Becoming"

Bruce Perry,
"Malcolm: The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America"

Thomas Sowell, "A Personal Odyssey"

Jonathan Kaufman, "Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America"

Hugh Pearson: "The Shadow of the Panther: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America"

To be continued....

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