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Hoover Institution's Shelby Steele: How America's Past Sins Polarized Our Country

Posted on AllSides March 5th, 2015

The Hoover Institution announced today the release of Senior Fellow Shelby Steele’s latest book, Shame: How America’s Past Sins Polarized Our Country, on race in America. Steele writes that the United States is hopelessly polarized, that the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress.

Post-’60s liberalism has been unsuccessful in achieving its stated aim: true equality. That liberalism has been wholly concerned with redeeming modern America from the sins of the past and has derived its political legitimacy from the...

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