Jim Sleeper, a writer and teacher on American civic culture and politics and a lecturer in political science at Yale, is the author of 'The Closest of Strangers: Liberalism and the Politics of Race in New York' (W.W. Norton, 1990) and 'Liberal Racism' (Viking, 1997, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002). More of his articles and commentary are available at jimsleeper.com.
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