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“Few things are as rare as an honest book about race.
This is one of the very few, and one of the very
best.”

—Thomas Sowell
 
For
decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes
in an ongoing civil rights movement—from which they were mostly
absent at the time.
 
Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the
real history of race relations in this country, including how white
liberals twist that history to spring the guilty, accuse the innocent,
and engender racial hatreds, all in order to win
politically.
 
She shines the light of truth on cases ranging
from Tawana Brawley to the LA riots and the Duke lacrosse scandal. And
she shows how the Obama presidency has inspired the greatest racial
guilt mongering of all time.

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Sep 25, 2012

Horrors!!!!! Ann Coulter!!!!!

Are you aware that here at Goodreads we have a List titled "Books I'd Rather Die Than Read"? Well, these open minded literates have listed many, many books that they hate so much they refuse to find out what's in them or what the writers have to say. There are some people who's thoughts are so objectionable, so terrible and these intellectuals disagree with them so much that they refuse to actually read and find out what those thoughts are!

And all Ann Coulter's Horrors!!!!! Ann Coulter!!!!!

Are you aware that here at Goodreads we have a List titled "Books I'd Rather Die Than Read"? Well, these open minded literates have listed many, many books that they hate so much they refuse to find out what's in them or what the writers have to say. There are some people who's thoughts are so objectionable, so terrible and these intellectuals disagree with them so much that they refuse to actually read and find out what those thoughts are!

And all Ann Coulter's books end up on this list the day they are even rumored to exist. In a discussion of another of Ms. Coulter's works I was informed by one of her detractors that he didn't need to read her books, he'd heard her live once.

Well...how can I argue with that level of experience? He'd seen her live...once.

Look, I know that many of you grind your teeth at the way Ms Coulter writes (and speaks) she's in your face and in some cases a literary bomb thrower. It's popular to sneer at and call this writer names, evil, hateful. childish (if she is she is only childish in the way the child in the story The Emperor's New Clothes is childish in that she doesn't fear to point out that our "leaders" are naked even if everyone else is afraid or too brainwashed to speak). Many, many people on "political" or ideological grounds won't read her books. Still, this book is packed with facts...unpleasant facts, facts we've as a society refused to talk about but actual facts none the less.

Also if it helps you feel better my ox got a bit gored in this book as Ms Coulter discusses some of the more negative parts of my ancestry's "proclivities" (I'm from the Eastern Mountains...Hatfield and McCoy country. As a matter of fact my late wife was half Hatfield half McCoy). But facts are facts.

This is an excellent book and if you will try to read it with an open mind (and control your anger at phrasing and humor) I think there are some very thought provoking points here for anyone. The facts in this book are free for everyone to find (in spite of the movement to rewrite recent history as well as more distant history) I lived through much of it and I remember.

We are at a huge crossroad and all of us, each of us must decide where "we" where "all of us" will go now. Even if you leave this book disagreeing with it, give yourself the chance to disagree with it. I've read Marx, I've read Hitler, I've read Alinsky and others. How can I know whether I disagree without reading what they say? Give yourself a chance...read and look at it. What lines up with how you live and how you want to live. Do you agree or disagree? You can't KNOW till you consider. ...more
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Feb 14, 2013

When Ann Coulter writes columns or speaks on television, I normally avoid it. She just has a smug arrogance that is very off-putting. But then when I read almost all her books (and Mugged is no exception), I come away educated, informed, and well armed.
Mugged is a reminder of the bizarre warping of history which has occurred in my lifetime. The Republican party was founded to fight slavery, and was historically the party that fought racism. All the way until 1964. Then suddenly the Democrats When Ann Coulter writes columns or speaks on television, I normally avoid it. She just has a smug arrogance that is very off-putting. But then when I read almost all her books (and Mugged is no exception), I come away educated, informed, and well armed.
Mugged is a reminder of the bizarre warping of history which has occurred in my lifetime. The Republican party was founded to fight slavery, and was historically the party that fought racism. All the way until 1964. Then suddenly the Democrats became the champions of the civil rights struggle, and that's the way I learned the history, that Democrats were now and always the champions of civil rights. Mugged does a FABULOUS job of devastating that false argument, and explaining how it happened (I'll give you a hint, look who's gotten rich because of the "civil rights movement" since 1964. I recommend it to anyone who has been mystified at the hijacking of the civil rights movement.
Would only be better if it contain more ideas on how to counter this. ...more
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Dec 06, 2012

This book is much better than I anticipated. Ann has a sharp tongue at times and I was hoping that it would not get in the way and for the most part it doesn't.

I didn't so much read the book as study it. I found myself not only reading scores of paragraphs and whole section over again, but also frequently going on-line to validate resources that she used and to gather additional information from other sources. I personally didn't find any discrepancies.

I knew that Al Sharpton was/is quite a This book is much better than I anticipated. Ann has a sharp tongue at times and I was hoping that it would not get in the way and for the most part it doesn't.

I didn't so much read the book as study it. I found myself not only reading scores of paragraphs and whole section over again, but also frequently going on-line to validate resources that she used and to gather additional information from other sources. I personally didn't find any discrepancies.

I knew that Al Sharpton was/is quite a piece of work, but I didn't realize to what extent. Former New York mayor Lindsay is right up there with him.

I know that people from the liberal political persuasion consider themselves the champions of the minorities and the downtrodden but some of their claims are so divorced from reality as to be scandalous; not the least of which is civil rights.

After viewing the Movie "Lincoln" last week with the focus of that movie being the 13th amendment and how the republicans had to fight tooth and nail with the democrats to get the amendment passed, I was looking forward to reading this book.

Listening to the liberals rant today on the majority of the TV networks you would believe that they have long been the champions of civil rights. That simply isn't the case and "Mugged" will give you plenty of information to that end.

Does Ann Coulter come off with a right wing bias? Of course, she is a republican. That in itself certainly doesn't make her wrong.

I can think of a few folks who would benefit from reading this book though I doubt that they can get over themselves long enough to read it.

Check it out and check the sources. You may be surprised about civil rights legislation from the 1860's through the 1960's. You may also come to understand that the liberal movement has conceivably caused more harm to the minorities than good. At times, the way the story is told today reminds one of Orwell's "1984". "Mugged" may help to refresh your memory. ...more
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Jan 15, 2013

It is very, very hard to read a book that you know is reflective of a point of view that you do not share. I admit that I started reading this book knowing that I thought Ann's premise was false. I thought she was playing a cynical game to make a fast buck: writing easy drivel for an audience that has a very narrow, and unenlightened, world view and generally low expectations. I also have to admit that I only read the first two-thirds of it, and that I dumped it in an airport bathroom trash can. It is very, very hard to read a book that you know is reflective of a point of view that you do not share. I admit that I started reading this book knowing that I thought Ann's premise was false. I thought she was playing a cynical game to make a fast buck: writing easy drivel for an audience that has a very narrow, and unenlightened, world view and generally low expectations. I also have to admit that I only read the first two-thirds of it, and that I dumped it in an airport bathroom trash can. The fact that I purchased this book at (almost) full cover price and gave Ann and her publisher any of my money made me weep a little on the flight home. I wish I could have returned it for a refund. She makes even Bill O'Reilly seem sane and reasonable by comparison.

If you are already a paranoid, self-indulgent, poorly-informed and intellectually lazy bigot this is your kind of book. Otherwise, you probably won't enjoy it. ...more
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Aug 09, 2014

I was thinking I needed to read a text from a viewpoint that is distant from my own. I have seen this author on a show or two and felt that she was always cast as the bad guy and that at intervals she might speak with some knowledge of the backstory of the inevitably controversial topics she explores, adding balance to my beliefs. I admire those who speak loud and swing hard. Surely there will be some well-supported assertions that will make me think twice about my political/social leanings. So I was thinking I needed to read a text from a viewpoint that is distant from my own. I have seen this author on a show or two and felt that she was always cast as the bad guy and that at intervals she might speak with some knowledge of the backstory of the inevitably controversial topics she explores, adding balance to my beliefs. I admire those who speak loud and swing hard. Surely there will be some well-supported assertions that will make me think twice about my political/social leanings. So I get the book in the light of not-rushing-to-judgment. I want to challenge my own tendency toward conclusions that are the proof of sloppy political thought. So I read “Mugged,” by the infamous Ann Coulter.

I must share the text is abysmal on every level. Her fact checking seems absent. Her organization follows the whimsy of a preteen’s BB gun next to a field full of squirrels: “So much to shoot and so little time.” Her callous disregard to common civility is at first bracing, but then becomes nauseating. Her humor, if it can be called that, is mean-spirited and vitriolic on every point. In short it is more negative than Kaczynski’s manifesto, and all while be shopped around by a chipper camera-ready spokesperson for disrespect.

The world that she apparently sees through her windshield is happily not the same one in which I reside. This hateful and overripe insult is the fertile soil in which one-sided seeds clamber up to give the dim witted a pat on the back to affirm the prejudiced plants still surviving after the fifties. The profound macular degenerated views are stated in the pithy language of the objective, only-sane-person-in-the-nuthouse tone, which might easily convince a person of like mind that this might pass for objective or true. Instead, to me, the text models candor but not honesty. It is direct but not fair. It is unflinching when the topic calls for respect.

The text is unrelenting by this apologist for the superior WASP class. I wanted to complete the book as one might want to withstand the cinnamon challenge: wondering if it’s possible to take so much of something so unpleasant in large doses, in the hopes that is does not cause pain or sickness.

Her repeated assertion that only folks who are minorities—or who run with minority pals—have any business addressing minority issues seems hypocritical at best and un-American at worst. Yet each “liberal” who does not possess the minority cred, she, Ann Coulter, determines adequate is dismissed as unqualified. Add to this the raft of straw men she sets up through each chapter, from any generation that passes through her mind, to knock down with her acerbic rebuttal: from Bernard Goetz, to Trayvon Martin, to the Black Panthers, to Rodney King, to Obama. Each a harbinger of the damage that MSNBC and NPR is wreaking on an unsuspecting nation where no racism exists. Page after page a lesson in common fallacy usage and character assassination. The common trope of “imagine if a white guy had done that” is used endlessly to conjure the sad burden white people are made face in the world of disempowered white folk embattled by pernicious liberal media.

Divisive does not really touch on the energy brought to bear in defining all of the boogeymen in her world. While I am happy that we live in a country that allows the fringe on both sides the right to publish their rants, it saddens me that one can get rich and even be seen as respectable when their claims are so damaging and the price they pay is wealth and fame.
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Oct 28, 2012

I like Ann Coulter's snarky, sarcastic, wry wit; it is similar to mine. I enjoyed the audio version of "How to Talk to a Liberal...If You Must" and I have heard her speak enough that it was as if she was reading it to me as I was reading. That said, I can say that her voice gets on my nerves after a while.
But the context of the book keeps that to a minimum distraction. Many of the examples she uses to cite the race-baiting and race-politics that the liberal establishment engages in daily I was I like Ann Coulter's snarky, sarcastic, wry wit; it is similar to mine. I enjoyed the audio version of "How to Talk to a Liberal...If You Must" and I have heard her speak enough that it was as if she was reading it to me as I was reading. That said, I can say that her voice gets on my nerves after a while.
But the context of the book keeps that to a minimum distraction. Many of the examples she uses to cite the race-baiting and race-politics that the liberal establishment engages in daily I was already aware of in varying degrees (Rodney King, Al Gore Sr., Robert Byrd and the KKK, Amadou Diallo, Tawana Brawley, Clarence Thomas, a couple of the incidents surrounding Farrakhan's "Nation of Islam" thugs). But there were quite a few examples of "boy who cried wolf" racism claims that frustrate the reader because we don't know more about them. (This Coulter pins effectively on the media which, after whipping itself up into a frenzy over every claim (mostly false) of racism, when the falsehood is exposed the lie and the media's expansion of the lie, the media drops like a hot potato.)
Coulter gives a litany of those responsible for exploiting racial and identity politics with examples and sardonic wit and style. She definitley has an axe to grind, and one gets the feeling that her frustration comes from the fact that the argument (discussion, debate, whatever you want to call it) about race is such an easy one for conservatives that she is flabbergasted liberals claim the mantle of civil protections. Her book is replete with examples of Democrats' overt and covert racism. The overarching theme of the book of course is that liberal mentality eliminates the possibility of liberals seeing anyone but themselves as enlightened or sympathetic/empathetic enough, and that we are all just children in need of their guidance and wisdom.
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Sep 29, 2012

While I know this particular author is highly partisan and is known for her political stingers this book is a good look at what has happened politically with race in the past several decades. The left wants to label the right as a bunch of racists who want to put blacks back into the "chains of slavery" which is and never has been more further from the truth.

The Republican party has battled for civil rights going at least as far back as to Abraham Lincoln. It is a pity that more people no While I know this particular author is highly partisan and is known for her political stingers this book is a good look at what has happened politically with race in the past several decades. The left wants to label the right as a bunch of racists who want to put blacks back into the "chains of slavery" which is and never has been more further from the truth.

The Republican party has battled for civil rights going at least as far back as to Abraham Lincoln. It is a pity that more people no nothing of their country's history than what they hear from Liberal Democrats who seek nothing more than to provide free handouts for votes (Reminds me of the student body elections where they promise hamburgers and pizza for lunch, two hour recesses in high school, and no homework.).

What I found most interesting was that racial problems moved suddenly in the 1960s and 1970s to more liberal leaning areas such as California, New York, Chicago, Detroit, etc. away from the liberal leaning South. Still conservatives are blamed.

The only failing Ms. Coulter has given this book has been to cross historical timelines that do not relate to one another here and there and her abundance of name calling (Although my favorite is the Bob Beckel description as a "fatuous blowhard" on page 5 where he tries to justify criticizing Condie Rice's competency by emphasizing his involvement in the Civil Rights movement while he was still in school. If I had been drinking milk . . .) which from my point of view weakens the topic matter.

Take what you will (the history) and ignore the rest (personal ranting). Still a good book. ...more
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Dec 02, 2012

I never imagined myself reading Ann Coulter, but once I began, I could not put this book down. Her writing style is logical and humorous, but if you aren't familiar with her sarcasm, you may misinterpret her meaning. The premise of her book is very serious, though, and unless you have witnessed some of these events, you may find her premise hard to believe. But Coulter is right on in her interpretations of the cases she presents. It is fascinating to have the details of these under one cover. I I never imagined myself reading Ann Coulter, but once I began, I could not put this book down. Her writing style is logical and humorous, but if you aren't familiar with her sarcasm, you may misinterpret her meaning. The premise of her book is very serious, though, and unless you have witnessed some of these events, you may find her premise hard to believe. But Coulter is right on in her interpretations of the cases she presents. It is fascinating to have the details of these under one cover. I suspect the general public may never read this. Their loss. May we never forget history.

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Oct 19, 2012

On stylistic grounds alone, I do not like name-calling in political discourse, either from my side of the aisle or from the other side.

When a writer states "these people are stupid", then the other people fire back "here, this statement just made by the writer proves that those other people are haters and are stupid to boot".

The net result is the nearest thing to perpetual motion being set into effect, as both go on calling each other "stupid haters".

When re-acquainted with an old schoolmate, On stylistic grounds alone, I do not like name-calling in political discourse, either from my side of the aisle or from the other side.

When a writer states "these people are stupid", then the other people fire back "here, this statement just made by the writer proves that those other people are haters and are stupid to boot".

The net result is the nearest thing to perpetual motion being set into effect, as both go on calling each other "stupid haters".

When re-acquainted with an old schoolmate, he indicated he had become very liberal. Over a period of weeks it became clear that he had no liberal views and knew nothing of a liberal philosophy, much less did he know anything of any noted liberal philosophers.

What he did have was obsessive contempt for conservatives that would seep into every opportunity. In effect what he had was hate.

I will state to my dying day that contempt for a position is not in itself any kind of position.

OK, now finally, on the the book itself and Coulter as a writer.

My quibble here is that after some few pages of assertions and analysis, points that may be well worth real consideration, she will drop into a talk-show style of name-calling in her writing. This is not directed towards blacks, but towards liberals.

Doing this detracts greatly from the presentation of possibly valid assertions or assessments that really should stand or fall on their own merits, and on the research and analysis behind them.

Moreover, doing this allows for the "stupid haters" cycle to start up in the mind of the reader and obliterate the point she just invested in making.

Here is the pivot: if the assertion at hand, the book, and the author do not find favor with a reader's existing mindset, the name-calling gives the reader an easy and clean-conscience way to dismiss the lot of them. "Coulter said something hostile towards somebody, so anything she says is automatically wrong. Any assertions she makes about arithmetic or gravity will be wrong - the inverse of correct." .... See, my problem is that Coulter herself opens the door to this kind of reaction.

I wish for the sake of a clear argument that an editor would have lined out some name-calling directed at liberals.

Perhaps I again find myself wanting a book to be something, but the book wants to be something else. ...more
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Mar 21, 2013

Well-documented and thorough, Coulter delivers a tirade on all the ways the left lies about and exploits race. There were a few ho-hum parts, as she has a tendency to trail off on tangents; otherwise it's informative. This is not a topic widely discussed, unfortunately, but Ann wittingly lays out the facts. I'm glad she had the guts to write it. I so tire of the mass media contorting the issues to fit their agendas and playing into the hands of those who invent ways for minorities to be Well-documented and thorough, Coulter delivers a tirade on all the ways the left lies about and exploits race. There were a few ho-hum parts, as she has a tendency to trail off on tangents; otherwise it's informative. This is not a topic widely discussed, unfortunately, but Ann wittingly lays out the facts. I'm glad she had the guts to write it. I so tire of the mass media contorting the issues to fit their agendas and playing into the hands of those who invent ways for minorities to be offended. Political correctness and the race card have been exhausted; they are completely worn and threadbare. Time to uncover the truth about the harm being inflicted and the absolute madness that they are. Not to mention the realities of the Civil Rights movement (like who was actually behind it and who opposed it). Ms Coulter's book is a start. ...more
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Jul 01, 2016

This doesn't really count as a "snark opportunity" because I think my "crazy white-hating leftist" brain would explode long before I'd ever finish it. But I could probably write a 20,000 character negative review just based off of the sample chapter-- it wouldn't be that hard. I read the sample chapter of one of Coulter's other books and I just couldn't continue. It made me cringe hard, not because I didn't agree, but because it didn't make any sense.
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Mar 19, 2013

I feel like it is always good to educate yourself on the feelings and ideas of your opposition, especially when referring to political leanings. That is why I decided to read this book and if anything it just reinforced my belief in the Democratic Party. There were some things I learned and many references I had to look up, which was something I enjoyed. Unfortunately. Coulter's hatred of the Democratic Party and liberals is spread so thick that it's hard to swallow. Not my cup of tea but I am I feel like it is always good to educate yourself on the feelings and ideas of your opposition, especially when referring to political leanings. That is why I decided to read this book and if anything it just reinforced my belief in the Democratic Party. There were some things I learned and many references I had to look up, which was something I enjoyed. Unfortunately. Coulter's hatred of the Democratic Party and liberals is spread so thick that it's hard to swallow. Not my cup of tea but I am glad that I read it. ...more
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Jan 31, 2013

A stellar compilation of deceitful racist rantings by an out-of-control media to feather their socialist agenda. The lies and accusations spewed by these America haters is reprehensible. Coulter has documented her research well in support of the truth. The Left and the media are orchestrating a sham upon the American people unprecedented in recorded history. The white hatred apparent in this fine work is very troubling and should make your blood boil no matter what race you are. What must be A stellar compilation of deceitful racist rantings by an out-of-control media to feather their socialist agenda. The lies and accusations spewed by these America haters is reprehensible. Coulter has documented her research well in support of the truth. The Left and the media are orchestrating a sham upon the American people unprecedented in recorded history. The white hatred apparent in this fine work is very troubling and should make your blood boil no matter what race you are. What must be learned here is that these evil principles could be used on any race. None of is are safe. ...more
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Oct 07, 2012

Pretty much what we've come to expect from Ann over the years: humor, biting commentary, well-researched, heavily referenced facts, and unsparing truths told about the negative affects liberalism has had on the past few generations of blacks in this country. There was one huge surprise for me in the book though: she writes very complimentary towards one Democrat: mayor Cory Brooker of Newark, NJ. That has to be a first for Ann in any of her books. I'm not remembering any others.

By the way, this Pretty much what we've come to expect from Ann over the years: humor, biting commentary, well-researched, heavily referenced facts, and unsparing truths told about the negative affects liberalism has had on the past few generations of blacks in this country. There was one huge surprise for me in the book though: she writes very complimentary towards one Democrat: mayor Cory Brooker of Newark, NJ. That has to be a first for Ann in any of her books. I'm not remembering any others.

By the way, this book is not anti-black, It's anti-white liberal guilt that has kept many blacks in this country as a permanent underclass. Yes, the race pimps such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson come in for their fair share of discussion, but this doesn't make up the main part of the book. ...more
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Nov 22, 2015

WARNING: If you do not read this book to the very end - Do not comment in the negative, or you are indeed AN IDIOT!

Such a depressing topic, and yet Ann Coulter is so much fun.
I would like to know what more Liberal Democrats think of these facts and research. Are the liberals endlessly declaring HATE CRIME and RACISM everytime they need to get in the news? It sure appears that way. Did Obama win his presidential campaigns based on being an oppressed black man in a White guilt society? This book WARNING: If you do not read this book to the very end - Do not comment in the negative, or you are indeed AN IDIOT!

Such a depressing topic, and yet Ann Coulter is so much fun.
I would like to know what more Liberal Democrats think of these facts and research. Are the liberals endlessly declaring HATE CRIME and RACISM everytime they need to get in the news? It sure appears that way. Did Obama win his presidential campaigns based on being an oppressed black man in a White guilt society? This book certainly PROVES that.
But, what happens isn't only applied in the Democratic party. When Black Republicans run for positions - Any type of besmirching is more than appropriate based on the endless liberal media and lies.
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I was worried that Coulter was totally biased and assumed all Republicans were Saints. I was very glad for a healthy comment mentioned: (pg. 260)
"If your tastes run toward Democrats, there is Cory Booker, mayor of Newark and the most impressive elected Democrat in the nation. It wasn't white guilt that got Booker his job: In his first two mayoral runs, Booker ran against black Democrats and was attacked for not being black enough. The second time, in 2006, Booker won, becoming the nations's only postracial Democrat...Booker had reduced murders in Newark by 36 percent...his help getting downtown Newark its first grocery store in more than twenty years..."

As much as I cheer on Conservative folks. It is a fact that there are some great and wonderful liberals out there (confused and lied to of course). But the good people should be the first to rise up and challenge their own parties when things are getting stupid. (Or at least acknowledge stupid for what it is: Donald Trump for instance. He is what he is.)

This book takes us through the media insanity of O.J. Simpson, Rodney King, Jim Jones Peoples Temple, Edward Summers, Trayvon Martin ...too bad the book came out just before the horror and riots of Ferguson Missouri: that was a perfect example to justify and VALIDATE this entire effort by Ann Coulter. Black folks rioting to prove injustice??? Not very convincing. Actually proves the point against them. Thankfully there are always GREAT Black folks that stand strong as model citizens (and God Bless those African American police officers we can trust our cities to.)

Sadly, the history of the Klu Klux Klan and its Democratic connections is an endless embarrassment that seldom gets mentioned in the media. It's a common theme throughout this book. Seems like just digging up old dirt - and yet it's often perfectly applicable. Wonder how Oprah and Whoopie get around this Democratic insanity?

Non-connected interesting info to support Coulter: By Dan O'Donnell"
"in its early days, the group was loosely bound by one main principle: launching a reign of terror against Republican leaders black and white.
Racism was, of course, a guiding principle, but not quite as guiding as the hatred of the Republicans... Klan members knew that given the chance, the blacks in their communities would vote Republican...
Across the South, the Klan and other terrorist groups used brutal violence to intimidate Republican voters. In Kansas, over 2,000 murders were committed in connection with the election. In Georgia, the number of threats and beatings was even higher. And in Louisiana, 1000 blacks were killed as the election neared. In those three states, Democrats won decisive victories at the polls."


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Mugged doesn't fail to show us how the Democrats are endlessly using Blacks to continue their hatred of Republicans. And sadly, many African Americans are too filled with hatred to even comprehend who their real enemy is.
For them: I say, simply read this book. It's quite a history lesson.

I would love to read a book showing the OTHER side. If there is one. But i've seen enough embarrassing crap by Clinton, Obama, Jesse Jackson, Michael Moore and endless other democrats to even begin to believe in any non-abortion, Illegal drugs, Common sense laws, or values and goodness inherent in the liberal view.

WE have these same problems in Canada: Pot-smoking, baby-aborting, crime supporting/Cop hating, money wasting Liberals always focusing on the wrong things for a healthy country. Progressive and liberal often means: moving beyond the tried and true values a society SHOULD quest for...like spoiled teenagers who hate everything their parents valued.

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Sep 28, 2012

Ann Coulter might write deathless prose but for the fact that she is too amused by her own cutting humor and the zingers that she freely admits to collecting from like-minded friends. That said, "Mugged" remains an important and honest book, because Coulter looks searchingly at racial demagoguery and how it has been exploited as a political strategy.

If you think that Democrats have a better civil rights record than Republicans do, wonder whether the mainstream media can still be trusted, or Ann Coulter might write deathless prose but for the fact that she is too amused by her own cutting humor and the zingers that she freely admits to collecting from like-minded friends. That said, "Mugged" remains an important and honest book, because Coulter looks searchingly at racial demagoguery and how it has been exploited as a political strategy.

If you think that Democrats have a better civil rights record than Republicans do, wonder whether the mainstream media can still be trusted, or suspect that baseless charges of racism have been leveled against conservatives too frequently, then you would profit from reading this book.

Coulter apparently wrote "Mugged" as an answer to demagoguery that did not happen. Except for a widely-mocked outburst from Vice President Joe Biden falsely suggesting to an African-American audience that Republicans would "put you all back in chains," President Obama's 2012 election campaign soft-pedaled racial demagoguery because it seemed smarter to sugar-coat his mixed record and lean hard on caricatures of Republican economic and social positions.

Coulter did not see that shift coming, but "Mugged" is not much hurt by that error. Her miscalculation is small beer when stacked against the rich brew of dishonesty that we actually *have* tasted: With high-profile examples like O.J. Simpson and Tawana Brawley backing her up, Coulter shows in a conversational way how charges of racism have been used as "argument enders" by Democrats since at least the Lyndon Johnson administration. The result is not a pleasant read, but it is brave, informative, and sometimes ruefully funny.

Highly recommended, with two caveats to keep in mind (one negative and one positive): You will not appreciate this book if you do not follow the news, or if you think Ann Coulter is irredeemably stupid. ...more
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Jul 19, 2013

Here is Ann’s thesis:

For 100 years Republicans were accepted as the bulwark against racism – slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, black voter suppression were all supported by a faction of the Democrat party. Republicans were more likely to support civil rights legislation in the 50’s and 60’s and were virtually the sole supporters for 80 years following the civil war. A Republican desegregated the military (Eisenhower) and real desegregation was enforced by another (Nixon).

Fighting against harsh Here is Ann’s thesis:

For 100 years Republicans were accepted as the bulwark against racism – slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, black voter suppression were all supported by a faction of the Democrat party. Republicans were more likely to support civil rights legislation in the 50’s and 60’s and were virtually the sole supporters for 80 years following the civil war. A Republican desegregated the military (Eisenhower) and real desegregation was enforced by another (Nixon).

Fighting against harsh Democrat headwinds, by the mid 60’s government had done much of what it could do legislatively to reverse institutionalized racist policies (it can not change a man’s heart, this comes through societal and individual changes). Once the problem had been fixed Democrats claimed credit of all of the advances and began demagoging Republicans as racist while simultaneously setting about policies which destroyed the black family.

One would think that after electing a president of mixed race, it would be emblematic that racism is largely a thing of the past. However since the election of Obama race relations have deteriorated. Why? It is quite simple. Like any bureaucracy or institution, the race industry is doing everything it can to keep itself relevant. Al Sharpton and other race baiters will do whatever they can to keep strife between the races alive – if they acknowledge that there are more pressing issues than the largely dead white on black racism, Al and his ilk are in the unemployment office.

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Oct 26, 2012

Contrary to the myth Democrats told about themselves--that they were hairy-chested warriors for equal rights--the entire history of civil rights consists of Republicans battling Democrats to guarantee the constitutional rights of black people.

Not all Democrats were segregationists, but all segregationists were Democrats and there were enough of them to demand compliance from the rest of the party, just as today's Democrats submit to the demands of the proabortion feminists. The civil rights Contrary to the myth Democrats told about themselves--that they were hairy-chested warriors for equal rights--the entire history of civil rights consists of Republicans battling Democrats to guarantee the constitutional rights of black people.

Not all Democrats were segregationists, but all segregationists were Democrats and there were enough of them to demand compliance from the rest of the party, just as today's Democrats submit to the demands of the proabortion feminists. The civil rights protests brought attention to injustice, and voters needed to know what was happening in the Democratic South. --Ann Coulter

There are very few people who are as much of a lightening rod as Ann Coulter. One either loves her or hates her. Yet, liberals have such disdain for her that they don't ever find out how in-depth and well researched her books actually are.

Mugged is no different from all her other books. I learned a lot about racial hysteria from the 70's onward. The hoaxes that liberals have screamed about, diminish the importance of all the actual cases of racism that actually did and do exist. I finally understand a little better how the OJ verdict came about.

Yet, the book is really more about how much damage white liberal elites do to the cause of minorities. It is a must read for all those that care about race relations.

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Mar 22, 2013

What an education! Ann Coulter chronicles a lot of history & events that occurred before I was born and from when I was young. So many shameful actions by those who claim to be caring for and working on behalf of racial justice and equality.
I know that many are "offended" by Ann Coulter's style. I admit that her humor is dark and obviously not politically correct. But she speaks truth and she certainly has courage to speak out the way that she does.
Political correctness and the racial hate What an education! Ann Coulter chronicles a lot of history & events that occurred before I was born and from when I was young. So many shameful actions by those who claim to be caring for and working on behalf of racial justice and equality.
I know that many are "offended" by Ann Coulter's style. I admit that her humor is dark and obviously not politically correct. But she speaks truth and she certainly has courage to speak out the way that she does.
Political correctness and the racial hate mongering of the Left- NOT the Right)is really doing, and has done, a tremendous amount of damage to our country.
At times this book had me near tears because of the dishonesty and dispicable acts of so many. ...more
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Oct 08, 2012

This was an amazing book. Ms Coulter goes into great detail about numerous racial topics. From the civil rights days through the '70s, Rodney King, OJ, Jackson, Sharpton, all the way to Obama. Turns out Obama is a huge race-baiter. He uses the race card so much, he needs two decks. She points out how all the great racial progress happened because of Republicans. The Democrats jumped on the civil rights train as it was leaving the station, then hijacked the train and called it theirs. One thing This was an amazing book. Ms Coulter goes into great detail about numerous racial topics. From the civil rights days through the '70s, Rodney King, OJ, Jackson, Sharpton, all the way to Obama. Turns out Obama is a huge race-baiter. He uses the race card so much, he needs two decks. She points out how all the great racial progress happened because of Republicans. The Democrats jumped on the civil rights train as it was leaving the station, then hijacked the train and called it theirs. One thing that was enlightening was how she debunked that whole theory of the "Southern Strategy". The common misconception that the GOP appealed to racists to win the south.
There's so much information and so many "a-ha" moments, I couldn't begin to recite them all. If you want a clear picture of race in America's recent history, I'd encourage you to read this. Going with Ann's theme, me saying all this makes me a racist.
Then again, if you hate Ann and think she's a rude, disgusting person, then you'll think it's all a bunch of lies anyway. ...more
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Jan 04, 2013

Ann Coulter's sub title tells you all you need to know about this latest review of our nation's recent social history. Coulter makes two statements on pages 72 and 210 which could serve as answers to the question, "How does America overcome the racial demagoguery she reports on from the seventies to Obama?" Coulter writes, "In a society that has virtually no moral standards anymore, claims of racism are about the only thing that still get the moral-indignation juices flowing. But if a charge of Ann Coulter's sub title tells you all you need to know about this latest review of our nation's recent social history. Coulter makes two statements on pages 72 and 210 which could serve as answers to the question, "How does America overcome the racial demagoguery she reports on from the seventies to Obama?" Coulter writes, "In a society that has virtually no moral standards anymore, claims of racism are about the only thing that still get the moral-indignation juices flowing. But if a charge of racism is going to mean anything, the incessant false charges have got to stop." Coulter chronicles many of those charges that have been leveled at white conservative Americans over the past four decades. She also writes, "Liberals can never understand that their demented reactions to things doesn't constitute proof." It's too bad that the targets of Coulter's criticism will probably never read this. It might make all the difference in the world. ...more
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Jan 03, 2013

This book covers an extremely important subject, and I applaud Ann Coulter for shedding light on it. However, given her obvious political leanings, I'm sort of wish it had been written by anyone but her. The problem is, she's preaching to the choir. Those who read her and take note of what she says are generally already inclined toward the right. This is a message that needs to be presented to the left in a less confrontational and political manner. Ann does mention or credit several times This book covers an extremely important subject, and I applaud Ann Coulter for shedding light on it. However, given her obvious political leanings, I'm sort of wish it had been written by anyone but her. The problem is, she's preaching to the choir. Those who read her and take note of what she says are generally already inclined toward the right. This is a message that needs to be presented to the left in a less confrontational and political manner. Ann does mention or credit several times Thomas Sowell's book "White Liberals and Black Rednecks" which covers the same territory without all the partisan spirit that Ann puts into this book, and a much better history of the problem of racial pandering and the harm that does to ethnic groups. Had I read this book before I'd read Sowell's, I might have given it 5 stars. However, I just couldn't help compare the two, and as a result, this book came down a notch in my estimation. Slightly down, but down none the less. ...more
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Nov 16, 2012

I understand that this book (and author) may be highly confrontational but all in all I think it was very informative. Ann proves how we as Americans have forgotten our history and how things really went. While I'm sure the only people to pick up this book will be conservative, I think the left should at least check into some of these facts because it's very interesting and I'm betting there's stuff in here that you don't know. Politics are so crazy right now, I definitely don't see these issues I understand that this book (and author) may be highly confrontational but all in all I think it was very informative. Ann proves how we as Americans have forgotten our history and how things really went. While I'm sure the only people to pick up this book will be conservative, I think the left should at least check into some of these facts because it's very interesting and I'm betting there's stuff in here that you don't know. Politics are so crazy right now, I definitely don't see these issues changing anyone's mind. But I still think it's very important to know both sides, so you can be objective. And conservatives aren't as evil as liberals make them out to be =) ...more
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Nov 06, 2012

As usual, a very interesting, well researched book. I found myself having to read it in small chunks because it was so upsetting to see the lies and mendacity of the left so plainly laid out.

If you want a point-of-view different from the pablum/propaganda spoon fed to the masses by the likes of NBC/CBS/MSNBC then, by all means read this book. If you like the propaganda then, although you need it more than anyone, don't bother.
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Feb 14, 2013

She hit a home run!!! The final paragraph in the book summarizes very well where we are at as a nation.

The national obsession with racism is a self-inflicted punishment that has resulted in disaster, for everyone, but most of all for black people. The initial lie from which all other lies flow is the idea that black people’s condition in America depends on white people’s beneficence. It’s Bull Connor’s last revenge. (p.289).

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