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Author Smiley, Tavis, 1964-

Title Hard left : straight talk about the wrongs of the right / Tavis Smiley.

Published New York : Anchor Books, 1996.


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 UniM Bail  320.52 SMIL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 204 pages ; 22 cm
Contents 1. The Half-Right -- 2. Hard Left -- 3. Talk Radio: The Conservative Citadel -- 4. The Big Tent -- 5. Blacklash: The Truth on Affirmative Action -- 6. For Black Folks Only -- 7. For "Angry Whites" Only: Seven Things White Conservatives Should Know -- 8. The Next Frontier: The Battleground of the Future -- 9. Leadership.
Summary At last, those on the left have a fast-talking champion with fresh ideas to counter the outrageous barbs of conservatives like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, who have cowed Capitol Hill and dominated talk radio. Smiley is particularly harsh on Black conservatives like Ken Hamblin and Armstrong Williams, who he feels have betrayed the Black community. But Smiley isn't afraid to take on traditional politics-as-usual liberals as well. Smiley says it was the liberals' determined refusal to acknowledge the flaws of social programs and policies, from affirmative action to welfare, that gave conservatives the opening they needed to rechart the nation's course. Now, Smiley warns, that course has taken America dangerously close to the rocky shoals of the extreme right.
Hard Left is a clarion call for liberal politicians and leaders to pick themselves up off the ground, tear a page out of the conservative playbook, and counter the conservative offensive by tackling the political and racial issues that go to the core of our society.
Subject Conservatism -- United States.
Liberalism -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1993-2001.
ISBN 0385484046