The Ten Things You Can't Say in America

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Macmillan, Sep 11, 2000 - Political Science - 354 pages
From Rush Limbaugh to Howard Stern, America tunes in to its radio hosts both on the air and between covers, accepting them as truth-tellers without agendas, the perfect gadflies for the age of too much information. In an era where everyone seems bought and paid for, they cut through it all to tell it like it is. For Fall 2000--just in time to enter the fray for the presidential election season-St. Martin's is happy to present the most unfettered voice of all, Larry Elder.

Larry Elder has been igniting passions and conversations for five years at the top of the competitive drive-time radio heap, KABC in Los Angeles-the "Sage from South Central" punctures pretensions, refuses to accept the accepted wisdom, and puts everyone on notice that the status quo needs to be shaken up. From his outrage over the entrenched "victicrat" society and how it keeps believers spinning their wheels, to his trenchant observations on work, leadership, race, special interests, politics and more, Larry is a clarion voice that cuts through what the usual suspects say and hear.

"Bad schools, crime, drugs, high taxes, the social security mess, racism, the health care crisis, unemployment, welfare state dependency, illegitimacy. What do these issues have in common? Politicians, the media and our so-called leaders lie to us about them. They lie about the cause. They lie about the effect. They lie about the solutions." -- Larry Elder

The Ten Things You Can't Say In America:

Blacks are More Racist than Whites
White Condescension is as Real as Black Racism
The Media Bias: It's Real, It's Widespread, It's Destructive
The Glass Ceiling: Full of Holes
America's Greatest Problem: Illegitimacy
The Big Lie: Our Health Care Crisis
The Welfare State: Helping Us to Death
Republican v. Democrat: Maybe a Dime's worth of Difference, One's for Big Government, One's for Bigger
Vietnam II: The War on Drugs, and We're Losing that One Too
Gun Control Advocates: Good Guys with Blood on Their Hands

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Radio talk-show host Elder charges, in a series of trenchant essays, that some popular myths and fantasies are promoted as solid facts by a powerful, biased, dominant members of the media, extremely ... Read full review

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Larry Elder's first book details the major issues he discusses in his articles and on his show. While his outlook is interesting, he has a tendency to oversimplify. For instance, he really feels that ... Read full review


White Condescension Is as Bad as Black Racism
The Media BiasIts Real Its Widespread
The Glass CeilingFull of Holes
B There Is No HealthCare Crisis
Republicans Versus Democrats
The War Against Drugs Is Vietnam
Gun Control Advocates

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Larry Elder is the nation's #1 drive-time radio host, from 3 to 7PM on KABC in Los Angeles. He's also a syndicated columnist in thirteen national newsletters, and publishes a monthly newsletter, "The Elder Statement." The Ten Things You Can't Say In America is his first book.

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