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Supreme Discomfort - by Kevin Merida & Michael Fletcher (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 426

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Lawyers & Judges

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Broadway Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Kevin Merida & Michael Fletcher

Language: English

Street Date: April 8, 2008
TCIN: 81482031
UPC: 9780767916363
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-3750
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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There is no more powerful, detested, misunderstood African American in our public life than Clarence Thomas. Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas is a haunting portrait of an isolated and complex man, savagely reviled by much of the black community, not entirely comfortable in white society, internally wounded by his passage from a broken family and rural poverty in Georgia, to elite educational institutions, to the pinnacle of judicial power. His staunchly conservative positions on crime, abortion, and, especially, affirmative action have exposed him to charges of heartlessness and hypocrisy, in that he is himself the product of a broken home who manifestly benefited from racially conscious admissions policies.

Supreme Discomfort is a superbly researched and reported work that features testimony from friends and foes alike who have never spoken in public about Thomas before--including a candid conversation with his fellow justice and ideological ally, Antonin Scalia. It offers a long-overdue window into a man who straddles two different worlds and is uneasy in both--and whose divided personality and conservative political philosophy will deeply influence American life for years to come.

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