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Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses…

Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! (2001)

by Michael Moore

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Somewhat underwhelming, not his best book. ( )
  Zungwini | May 18, 2019 |
A bit over-the-top in some ways, but impressive in others, like:
P. 258-259 offering to personally help Palestinians non-violently resist Israeli government oppression. ( )
  FourFreedoms | May 17, 2019 |
A bit over-the-top in some ways, but impressive in others, like:
P. 258-259 offering to personally help Palestinians non-violently resist Israeli government oppression. ( )
  ShiraDest | Mar 6, 2019 |
Michael Moore and I agree on a basic issue; it's us white men that has buggered up the world. Personally I can't wait until non-white men or women take over. Moore makes some suggestions about how we could bring this around quicker, including hiring only black people from now on, to killing whitey.

Moore make some good points and treats us to a few chuckles but one seems to grow weary of Moore rather quickly. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Feb 22, 2019 |
A humor-laden, yet deadly serious look at the American society at the beginning of the 21st century, which lays the blame for its shortcomings at the feet of the oligarchy that came to power in 2000. ( )
  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
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Moore has his own theories on why things are as they are. Deploying something like the "Six Degrees of Separation" theory, Moore insists that all society's ills are linked back to -- you guessed it -- stupid white men. Moore argues that it's greedy CEOs, politicians and those who support them who are responsible for what he sees to be American social decay. Perhaps he plays the blame game a bit too much, but Moore's thesis is both resonant and humorous.
added by mikeg2 | editCNN, Robert Nebel (Apr 2, 2002)
A sensational book.... If the state of the union grows any more dismal, Moore may just become the funniest man in America.
added by GYKM | editSan Francisco Chronicle
Alternately snarly, outraged and very funny.
added by GYKM | editLos Angeles Times

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Michael Mooreprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bayer, MichaelÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brugnatelli, EdoardoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Colombo, MatteoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dierlamm, HelmutÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juraschitz, NorbertÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Karjalainen, HeikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Stupid White Men, Michael Moore's screed against "Thief-in-Chief" George Bush's power elite, hit No. 1 at Amazon.com within days of publication. Why? It's as fulminating and crammed with infuriating facts as any right-wing bestseller, as irreverent as The Onion, and as noisily entertaining as a wrestling smackdown. Moore offers a more interesting critique of the 2000 election than Ralph Nader's Crashing the Party (he argued with Nader, his old boss, who sacked him), and he's serious when he advocates ousting Bush. But Moore's rage is outrageous, couched in shameless gags and madcap comedy: "Old white men wielding martinis and wearing dickies have occupied our nation's capital.... Launch the SCUD missiles! Bring us the head of Antonin Scalia!... We are no longer [able] to hold free and fair elections. We need U.N. observers, U.N. troops." Moore's ideas range from on-the-money (Arafat should beat Sharon with Gandhi's nonviolent shame tactics) to over-the-top: blacks should put inflatable white dolls in their cars so racist cops will think they're chauffeurs; the ever-more-Republicanesque Democratic Party should be sued for fraud; "no contributions toward advancing our civilization ever came out of the South [except Faulkner, Hellman, and R.J. Reynolds]," because it's too hot to think straight there; Korean dictator Kim Jong-il "has got to broaden himself beyond porn and John Wayne" by watching better movies, like Dude, Where's My Car? (which contains "all you need to know about America"). Whatever your politics, Stupid White Men should make you blow your stack. --Tim Appelo

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"Remember when everything was looking up? When the government was running at a surplus, pollution was disappearing, peace was breaking out in the Middle East and Northern Ireland, and the Bridge to the Twenty-First Century was strung with high-speed Internet cable and paved with 401(k) gold?" "Well, so much for the future. Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind Roger & Me and the bestseller Downsize This!, now returns to size up the new century - and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men. Whether he's calling for United Nations action to overthrow The Bush Family Junta, calling on African-Americans to place Whites Only signs over the entrances of unfriendly businesses, or praying that Jesse Helms will get kissed by a man, Stupid White Men is Mike's Manifesto on Malfeasance and Mediocrity."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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