Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, June 29 - The Condemnation of Little B

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page either in the comments below or on your own blog (give a link to your blog so we can check it out!)
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week's teaser:

"In 1996 journalist Gary Webb produced a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News about a connection between crack cocaine in black America and covert operations of the CIA that should have triggered congressional investigations on the scale of Watergate.  There was, instead, a haunting silence, even on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus -- notwithstanding its idle threats or empty promises to "hold hearings," as echoed by Los Angeles congresswoman Maxine Waters and California senator Barbara Boxer, or the promise of then-director of the CIA John Deutch to order "investigations.'"

p. 163, The Condemnation of Little B by Elaine Brown


  1. I think I'll check this out. I recall hearing about the hush hush around this and being intrigued. I'm not a big fiction fan, so the real life nitty gritty books are right up my alley...lol. Thanks for sharing!

  2. "To be non political is not, as one might suppose, evidence of a passive psychic condition, but of a highly active attitude, a defense against the awareness of social responsibity."

    "If we take 'freedom' to mean first and foremost the responsibility of each individual to shape personal, occupation, and social existence in a rational way, than it can be said that there is no greater fear than the fear of the creation of general freedom."

    Wilhelm Reich in THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM (1933) regarding the allure of fascism and reactionary politcal movements for oppressed and economically deprived social groups.

    More about Reich and the reason the majority of the working poor don't vote on my blog http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorblogs.com.