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Looking Backward at Us.

In Looking Backward at Us, syndicated columnist William Raspberry says he is both on the right and the left. "It may be because I am more like liberals in my insistence on government-guaranteed opportunity ... [and] closer to conservatives in my belief that government can do little to motivate people to take advantage of opportunity."

But he, like most mainstream columnists, hews more to the conservative side, particularly on issues such as welfare, affirmative action and "black victimization." In fact, Pogo's immortal words "We have met the enemy and he is us," could be his motto. Yes, he is capable of balance and fairness, at least to give the appearance of discussing both sides of an issue. But, too often he is to the right of black popular opinion.
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Author:Boyd, Herb
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 1, 1992
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