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Stupid White Men: And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation! Hardcover – Feb 7 2002


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Canada; 1 edition (Feb. 7 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060392452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060392451
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.5 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #791,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Douglas R. Westlake on Sept. 5 2002
Format: Hardcover
Michael Moore has proven once again that if you narrow your search enough, you can find "proof" to back anything you want. The book is based loosely on facts, and then stretched. There are always 3 sides to any political situation; the left, the right, and the truth. Michael has disregarded the right and the truth, and focused only on the left. That is his option of course, it is his book. But to try and pass it off as anything other than right-hating, bush-whacking, without regard to ALL the facts, is unethical. I have been to Moore's website numerous times over the last year, and have read his tripe, and then followed up with my own research to learn the WHOLE story. In most instances, his arguements, and statements are based on nothing more than rumor, inuendo, and half-truths. Just enough to get the blood boiling for anyone who is too lazy to learn the facts for themselves. This book is just "moore" of the same. Unless you are buying it for the entertainment value, don't waste your money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glenn Jensen on July 3 2002
Format: Hardcover
Michael Moore's Stupid White Men is another fine attempt to educate Americans on the political and economic reality of the United States. He argues correctly that the Democrats and Republicans' economic objectives are identical. Seldom does either party pass legislation designed to help out the working and middle classes. Instead, Moore shows that most legislation is tailored to continue the corporate welfare state that benefits the top ten percent. In addition Moore presents compelling evidence of the election fraud planned by Govenor Jeb Bush prior to and during the 2000 presidential election.
Moore spends most of his book covering racism and sexism that is pervasive in our nation today. He provides facts that prove women and minorities are denied many of the opportunities provided to white men. Although, Moore tends to overemphasize this point, he failes to stress the problems of classism and elitism. Countless opportunities denied to minorities and women are also denied to middle and lower class white men because of little or no money. A chapter on how the middle and lower class are marginalized from the American dream would have been worthwhile. Furthermore, presenting evidence on how our nation is not a democracy but a plutocracy would have helped explain why Ralph Nader was sidelined during the presidential election.
Lastly, Moore's clear and comprehnsible writing style makes this book a worthwhile read for all people.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Joan Martorelli on Nov. 30 2002
Format: Hardcover
I laughed out loud while reading this book. It is funny and often on target. I also appreciate that Mr. Moore doesn't just spend his time criticizing, but also offers some tentative solutions to the problems he describes. This is one man's opinion, and I believe that we should applaud Michael Moore for his passionate voice.
I did not see the book as "liberal", "far left" or "socialistic" or any of the other uninspired labels that have been pinned on it. There is, in fact, an entire chapter devoted to stinging criticism of the disorganized Democratic Party. There is a devastating critique of Bill Clinton's lack of leadership on several issues. Mr. Moore is also careful to point out that many of the stands attributed to Mr. Bush (or whatever Mr. Moore chooses to call him on any particular page--and he uses some very creative pseudonyms), were actually initiated (or NOT initiated), in the Clinton Administration. Mr. Moore seems no more reluctant to criticize Clinton than he does Bush.
It is easy to dismiss this book as "socialist" drivel if one has not read the entire book, or if one is bent on pinning labels on the passionalte feelings of an author and film-maker who has awakened more than a few people, and recently brought a cheering audience at the Cannes Film Festival to it's feet.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christian on March 20 2003
Format: Hardcover
There is a fair amount I find rather annoying about this book, that I find annoying about Moore generally. But I think that's actually his strong point. He's a pain in the behind. His style reminds me very much of that other great American loudmouth Frank Zappa, from whose Real Frank Zappa Book he may have stolen some of his crazed, gonzo energy. The rant style is a bit wearisome at times - not all of us are converted by a one sided argument.
However I can't help feeling that the Right will always be stronger in America for as long as they have a writer as funny as PJ O'Rourke. Moore's not there yet...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 7 2002
Format: Hardcover
After some predictable digs at the Florida election and Bush in general, this book loses all focus and humor. Moore seems like someone that has just discovered the internet and includes a lot of URLs for almost everything (including step ladders and vibrators.) The middle of the book is a vast waste of disconnected ideas that seem to be there only to increase the number of pages...you wonder how many stupid white men other than Moore had a hand in this work.
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Gulp. Holy crap. Yawsers! Really... I couldn't put this book down. My family thinks I have become a raving lunatic. Accolades to Michael for having the guts and energy to deliver the goods to the "American People" and others.
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Format: Hardcover
Ok, we are all very busy in our daily activities. Too busy to see what is happening right under our nose? Michael Moore took the time and money to research what is going on and packaged it really nice. I knew our current administration was corrupt, but his book gave me names, dates, time and place that took any (if there were any) mystery out of my thoughts. BUY THE BOOK. And go see FARENHEIT 9/11. Wake Up America!!!!!
Diane Gasparri Offutt
Woodstock, Georgia
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