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Someone Else's House.



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Publishers Weekly 5-11-98
The New Leader David Kusnet, 6-29-98
Enough Blame To Go Around New York Times, Alan Wolfe, 6-21-98
Civil Rights in America: No Alternative The Economist, 8-98
Whatever Became of Integration The Washington Post
The Closing of the American City The New Republic, James Q. Wilson, 5-11-98
America’s struggle for integration is never ending The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Michael Skube, 5-24-98
Why We Haven’t Overcome Detroit Free Press, Barbara Stanton, 5-31-98
Remember the Dream The Wall Street Journal, Julia Vitullo-Martin, 5-28-98
Cruel Ironies in Ebb and Flow of Integration Over the Decades The Washington Times, Ward Connerly, 6-21-98
Talking the Talk on Race New York Observer, Richard Brookhiser, 6-22-98
’Integration of the Heart’ Remains Elusive Detroit News, Jeffrey Fladden, 7-31-98
America the Various, The Washington Post
A Tale of Three Cities Commentary, Daniel Casse, 7-98
What Went Wrong on the Way to Integration Business Week, Judith Levine, 7-6-98
Explaining Why America Is Still a House Divided Forward, Jonathan Mahler, 7-24-98
Houses Divided National Review, Lino Graglia, 8-17-98
The Best of Intentions First Things, Scott McConnell, 10-98
Worlds Apart: At the Heart of Our Racial Problems is the Failure of Integration The Washington Monthly, Robert Worth, 10-98

Someone Else’s House
America’s Unfinished Struggle for Integration
(Free Press, 1998)

by Tamar Jacoby


“Arguably the most important study of race relations since Gunnar Myrdal’s ‘An American Dilemma’ was published in 1944.”  The Economist

“An almost epic, sure-to-be controversial, attack on the racial policies of the last 30 years. If her arguments do not get lost… then her book may make a significant contribution to reviving America’s commitment to integration.”
Kirkus Review

“Jacoby’s research is prodigious and her narrative compelling… With the publication of Someone Else’s House, this new racial realism receives its best-written and most emotionally powerful treatment.”
Alan Wolfe, The New York Times Book Review (front cover)

“In her splendid book, Tamar Jacoby has written a detailed and troubling account of how (African-American) discontent has guided politics in New York City, Detroit, and Atlanta.” James Q. Wilson, The New Republic

“ The book is a must read for any student of race relations… I have a mind to run and buy copies for President Clinton and every member of his Advisory Panel on Race.”     
Ward Connerly, The Washington Times

“Jacoby is very effective at showing how race-conscious policies, promoted by government and the black civil-rights establishment alike, have done more to keep blacks and whites apart in America’s cities than to bring them together.” Daniel Casse, Commentary

“Those who doubt the wisdom of this direction (the dream of integration) should heed Ms. Jacoby’s tale of nightmares wrought by racial hatred.”
Julia Vitullo-Martin, The Wall Street Journal

“Her accounting of and insight into the experiences of three cities – New York, Detroit, and Atlanta – reveal lessons that can help all of us understand where we have been, where we are, and where we need to go.”
Senator Bill Bradley

“But somewhere along the way America, black and white, abandoned its commitment. With brilliant insight and anguished honesty, Jacoby narrates and analyzes this tragic failure of nerve.”
John Patrick Diggins, Distinguished Professor of History, Graduate Center of History, CUNY

“A masterful blend of uncompromising candor and fairness in pursuit of true integration.”   
Jim Sleeper, author of Liberal Racism

“Tamar Jacoby is an excellent historian and journalist, and her Someone Else’s House is a book of great value. Everyone will profit from reading it.”
Paul Berman, author of A Tale of Two Utopias

“With the best of intentions, the drive for racial integration – and thus for true racial equality – has been led badly astray, Tamar Jacoby argues in this wonderful book.”
Abigail Thernstrom, co-author of America in Black and White



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