What the Hell Do You Have to Lose? by Juan Williams audiobook

What the Hell Do You Have to Lose?: Trump’s War on Civil Rights

By Juan Williams
Read by Dale E. Turner

PublicAffairs, Public Affairs 9781541788268
10.16 Hours Unabridged
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The bestselling author, political analyst, and civil rights expert delivers a forceful critique of the Trump administration’s ignorant and unprecedented rollback of the civil rights movement. Unsympathetic, ambiguous, and openly racist remarks are a hallmark of Donald Trump’s public life. They may have reached their nadir after he failed to condemn white supremacy in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, but perhaps no remark of his is more telling than his campaign pitch to African Americans: “What the hell do you have to lose?” Quite a lot, as it turns out. In this vigorously argued and timely book, civil rights historian and political analyst Juan Williams issues the truth about just what African Americans have to lose, and how Trump is threatening to take it away. In Williams’s lifetime, civil rights have improved, vastly and against great resistance—including from Trump and his family. In chapters devoted to each of the major areas of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Williams tells the less known and forgotten stories of heroes like Bob Moses, A. Philip Randolph, and Everett Dirksen, who fought for voting rights, integration of public schools and spaces, and more. This book is not merely a much-needed and highly visible history lesson. It signals the alarm about the Trump administration’s policies and intentions, which pose a threat to civil rights without precedent in modern America. In a polarized era, it’s especially telling when moderates like Williams are prepared to stand up and shout. This book is clear-sighted, inspiring, and necessary, from an author with the experience and standing to make it heard.

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The bestselling author, political analyst, and civil rights expert delivers a forceful critique of the Trump administration’s ignorant and unprecedented rollback of the civil rights movement.

Unsympathetic, ambiguous, and openly racist remarks are a hallmark of Donald Trump’s public life. They may have reached their nadir after he failed to condemn white supremacy in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, but perhaps no remark of his is more telling than his campaign pitch to African Americans: “What the hell do you have to lose?”

Quite a lot, as it turns out. In this vigorously argued and timely book, civil rights historian and political analyst Juan Williams issues the truth about just what African Americans have to lose, and how Trump is threatening to take it away. In Williams’s lifetime, civil rights have improved, vastly and against great resistance—including from Trump and his family. In chapters devoted to each of the major areas of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Williams tells the less known and forgotten stories of heroes like Bob Moses, A. Philip Randolph, and Everett Dirksen, who fought for voting rights, integration of public schools and spaces, and more.

This book is not merely a much-needed and highly visible history lesson. It signals the alarm about the Trump administration’s policies and intentions, which pose a threat to civil rights without precedent in modern America.

In a polarized era, it’s especially telling when moderates like Williams are prepared to stand up and shout. This book is clear-sighted, inspiring, and necessary, from an author with the experience and standing to make it heard.

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Author Bio: Juan Williams

Author Bio: Juan Williams

Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists, is a political analyst for Fox News, a regular panelist on Fox Broadcasting’s Sunday morning public affairs program, Fox News Sunday, and a columnist for FoxNews.com and The Hill. He hosted NPR’s Talk of the Nation and has anchored Fox News Channel’s weekend daytime news coverage. A former senior correspondent and political analyst for NPR, he is the author of the bestselling book Enough; the critically acclaimed biography Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary; and the national bestseller Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, the companion volume to the critically acclaimed television series. During his twenty-one-year career at the Washington Post, Williams served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, and White House reporter. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, and New Republic.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English