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Summary

This is a collection of Walter Williams’ essays, drawn from his syndicated column. Williams writes with brilliant clarity––and he doesn’t mince words. He destroys a number of prevailing myths, such as economic and social disparities being the result of racism and economic sanctions punishing the South African blacks more that the whites. Williams explains why the nature of congressmen is not to act in the national interest and shows how government regulations hinder rather than help the disadvantaged.

Listening to these columns is both entertaining and enlightening.

©1987 Walter E. Willliams (P)1988 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“Walter is (1) black, (2) opposed to the liberal cult, (3) talks sense, and (4) shows a sense of humor in his writings. This book is a real antidote to the prevailing mush of our times.” (Thomas Sowell, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Greg
  • 08-02-12

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What made the experience of listening to All It Takes Is Guts the most enjoyable?

I have long enjoyed Dr. Williams’ commentary on the events of the day. When I saw that he finally had a book with audible.com I downloaded it immediately. I was not disappointed. The fact that the topics covered in this book are a little dated does not detract from the relevance of his words. This book demonstrates that Dr. Williams has always had a unique way of challenging the dominant thought on race, culture, and individual liberty.

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I look forward to Dr. Williams' other books being made available on audible.com.

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  • Haukur R. Hazen
  • 05-03-18

A Brilliant Perspective

A must read book for all who treasure America. Dr. Williams offers surprising insight into the malaise gripping American people. at the current turning point in our collective history. Dr. Williams perspective will be valued by all who read this collection of vital essays. This book will help you to understand the brilliance of Anerica in history, our unique place in the free world, and the perils we currently face from within and without. A real myth buster for our society.

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  • Preston K. Rankin
  • 12-05-17

Excellent

Mr. Williams is brilliant. We need more of this thought. What will coming generations do without this truth.

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  • D.R. Alarcon
  • 27-11-16

Walter E. Williams, a national treasure

great narration, fantastic content based upon common sense and remarkable rational view of life and living your best life possible.

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  • No to Statism
  • 12-08-18

Dated, But Great Nevertheless

Dr. Williams has put together a great compilation of his columns in this book. Unfortunately, they are columns from the early to mid 1980s. As a result of the fact that the subject matter is topical for that time period; it cannot escape the imbuement of being dated.

Peter Kjenaas did a reasonably good job reading the text of this audiobook.