This explosive new book challenges many of the long-held assumptions about blacks, Jews, Germans and Nazis, slavery, and education. Through a series of essays, Sowell presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many policies and trends. He presents eye-opening insights into the development of the ghetto culture-a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks-and reexamines the tragic institution of slavery. Reasons for the hatred of Jews and misconceptions of Nazi Germany are also explored. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on the trendy intellectuals of our times as well as historic interpreters of American life.