An innovative collection of social and political aphorisms by an American philosopher living in Madrid. His writing reflects an American's obsessions and viewpoints, but is also affected by his experience of living in Europe. The result is the detachment that serves a writer and intellectual so well. These really are "exercises in provocation".
We all occasionally think or do things that are racist. He provides a comprehensive account of the misconceptions that so often cloud our understanding, from arguments about what race is and whether racial differences exist to the complications that arise when race intersects with ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality.
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