Clarence Thomas

  • by Clarence Thomas
  • 1 hrs and 32 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks with Jan Crawford Greenberg on his career in the court system, his shift in ideology from radical to conservative, and his opinions on affirmative action and the limits of the power of the court. Clarence Thomas is a graduate of Yale University Law School and the author of My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir.Jan Crawford Greenberg is a legal correspondent with ABC News and author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court.


Audible Editor Reviews

In a rare interview given by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, television journalist and lawyer Jan Greenberg doesn't shy away from asking incisive questions during this revelatory conversation recorded in front of a live audience, in New York City, in October of 2007.
Candid and well-spoken, Thomas waxes eloquently on a diverse set of topics ranging from his radical political leanings in the 1960s, to the criticism surrounding his opinion on affirmative action, to his motivation for writing his best-selling memoir.
This fascinating listen sheds light on this complex and controversial figure in contemporary American history.


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I would probably be classified as a liberal (what's up with these labels anyway). I really wanted to understand the mindset of an African American 'Ultraconservative' being African American myself and somewhat successful. Well, I have come to the conclusion that the end result is determined by the journey - and what a journey it was for Justice Thomas. He has a place reserved on my study wall right next to Truman, Obama, Einstein and yes Malcolm x.
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- Paul T.

Audio Quality Distracting - Content Exceptional 🗽

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🗽 I have always had the utmost respect for Justice Thomas. His was the first Justice whose Senate confirmation I paid attention to. Democrats focused on blocking the conservative justice for the court, in my opinion. I was amazed at the tactics they tried to use instead of debating the merits of this man.

🗽 Clarence Thomas grew up in the segregated South. His family had nothing of monetary value but he chose not to use that as an excuse to fail.

🗽 This inexpensive and short listen will focus on the highs and lows of this man who came from humble roots, phases through anger, radicalism, advanced education, many paths that took him to become a justice of the Supreme Court.

🗽 Unfortunately, or iTunes does not have Clarence Thomas autobiography available. It is called 'My Grandfather's Son.' I urge anyone to find it in CD audio, print or digital to read the story of his life.

The audio quality was not great, it wasn't bad either. It was subpar due to the fact that it sounded like it was recorded in an auditorium during the Q&A.

🗽 My advice: Find "My Grandfather's Son" immediately before or immediately after listening to Clarence Thomas: A Conversation At The 92nd Street Y,' you will not regret it.

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- DK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-22-2008
  • Publisher: 92nd Street Y