Tuesday, November 22, 2016

William Julius Wilson, The Bridge Over the Racial Divide

This book is certainly timely, although it came out 20 years ago. But reading it again, it's uncanny how it speaks to our current troubles. Perhaps it reflects the politics of the Clinton years, when Democrats were seeking something of a "third way" between the extremes of left and right politics. Whatever it is, we definitely need to find a way to bridge our differences, which by now have become an enormous chasm of ideological division and hatred.

In any case, at Amazon, William Julius Wilson, The Bridge over the Racial Divide: Rising Inequality and Coalition Politics.

Hat Tip: J.D. Vance, who cites Professor Wilson in his book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.