4 out of 4 stars
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Racism, Hypocrisy, and Bad Faith: A Moral Challenge to the America I Love by Julius Bailey is a book that investigates the origins of racial injustices in the United States. As much as he is focused on explaining the current reality of the country, the author addresses several topics ranging from the Civil War, American gun culture, and environmental protection to the origins of white supremacy in the United States.
Do not expect to see leftist buzzwords or simplistic ideas in this "political manifesto." From the first page of the book, the reader realizes how erudite the author is. Philosophical quotes, detailed description of historical events, and even a comprehensive and humanistic analysis of how American laws (Julius cites examples of unfair legislation from dozens of American states) disproportionately harm minorities. At the end of the book, Dr. Bailey offers a humanistic solution and the creation of a multiracial America where dialogue prevails.
What I liked the most about Racism, Hypocrisy, and Bad Faith: A Moral Challenge to the America I Love is the author's ability to analyze social phenomena critically and impartially. Julius Bailey makes it clear that he is a leftist teacher, but that does not stop him from explaining all the facts reasonably. Rather than merely saying that Trump won the last election because the Russians spread fake news, he looks at Hillary Clinton's flaws. According to the author, the Goldwater campaign was considered a watershed moment for the GOP. Trump is thus considered a symptom of something much bigger.
I don't see anything relevant to be criticized here. The author defends his ideas rightly, cites several philosophers, and shows to be a profound expert on the reality of the most diverse American states. For example, I didn't know that a Florida resident could lose the right to vote forever after being convicted of selling marijuana to a minor. I found only five grammatical errors in this book, and so I conclude that the text is professionally edited.
On the whole, Racism, Hypocrisy, and Bad Faith: A Moral Challenge to the America I Love deserves 4 out of 4 stars. Julius Bailey nailed it in his description of Donald Trump's America. Unlike many socialist writers, Dr. Bailey does not propose to censor opposing ideas, but a humanist approach and a dialogue with his political opponents. His humanist approach and respect for American values like freedom of speech and equality are to be commended.
Regardless of political ideology, any reader will benefit from reading this work. In any case, the progressive reader will like the book more than a right-winger. Therefore, I recommend Racism, Hypocrisy, and Bad Faith: A Moral Challenge to the America I Love to all left-leaning readers who want to understand what is going on in the United States.
Racism, Hypocrisy and Bad Faith
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