"A few years ago Cornel West penned a volume called, Race Matters. Now, Maxwell wants to provide maximum insight into why race matters." - New Observer, Philadelphia, PA.
--New Observer, Philadelphia, PA
"Readers interested in general public affairs with an emphasis on race relations will enjoy this broad social commentary."- Booklist
"Maximum Insight as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, a powerful and valuable contribution to the discourse on America's condition and prospects." - MultiCultural Review
"Those looking for a different perspective on black consciousness can find it in this book. There is also considerable history about black life in Florida during the civil rights movement. However, the most significant contribution that Maxwell's columns provide is a departure from the monolithic views often seen in writings about the question of race in this country." - Journalism History
"Just when you start to settle in and relax a little, he pours a cupful of vinegar into your morning coffee. He performs, in other words, exactly as a good columnist should. He's a thorn in the side of contentment, and he doesn’t much care whose contentment gets pierced." - Forum, Florida Humanities Council
--FORUM by Florida Humanites Council
“This is journalistic writing at its best.”
" Maximum Insight is a book to be read by those who pride themselves as "thinking" Americans."
--Tampa Bay Magazine