PositiveThe New York Times Book ReviewHis is a familiar argument, revitalized by the South’s recent political developments ... But Blow instead builds upon the political thought of the freethinking white hippies who moved to Vermont in the early 1970s with the intent of transforming the state’s conservative electoral politics. They succeeded, he says; young Black people today should follow their blueprint ... The weakness in Blow’s plan is that it requires faith in a political system that has consistently failed Black Americans at nearly every turn ... Stories like this fuel the book’s searing account of police violence, systemic racial disparities and social unrest in cities like New York, Minneapolis and Portland. This is where Blow is at his best ... As a historian, I wish he had spent more time exploring the nuances of the Black migration framework the book hinges upon ... A strength of The Devil You Know is its affirmation of Black Americans as a formidable political bloc with whom the nation must reckon. The book is a helpful introduction for those seeking to make sense of fractious political debates about race and voting.