Intellectuals and Race

Intellectuals and Race. Basic Books, New York, 2013.


The role of intellectuals in racial strife is explored in an international context that puts the American experience in a wholly new light… Intellectuals and Race is not a book about history… [The] historical evidence, as well as demographic, geographic, economic and statistical evidence are directed toward testing the underlying assumptions about race that have prevailed at times among intellectuals in general, and especially intellectuals at the highest levels.
Intellectuals and Race explores the incentives, the visions and the rationales that drive intellectuals to conclusions that have often turned out to be counterproductive and even disastrous, not only for particular racial or ethnic groups, but for society as a whole.