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Court Historians - Servile Scribes of State Power

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The list author says: "Court Historians" are the intellectual bodyguards of the State. They shape and defend the "official line" or interpretation on the State's wars, its presidential regimes, or other key historical events and public policies. As a result they enjoy high esteem and recognition in the mainstream media and academia. As defenders of the status quo they frequently attack and label their critics as "conspiracy theorists," "revisionists," "isolationists," "appeasers," "anti-intellectuals," or other boogie men, rather than engage in civil discourse or discussion.

As Murray N. Rothbard noted:

“All States are governed by a ruling class that is a minority of the population, and which subsists as a parasitic and exploitative burden upon the rest of society. Since its rule is exploitative and parasitic, the State must purchase the alliance of a group of “Court Intellectuals,” whose task is to bamboozle the public into accepting and celebrating the rule of its particular State. The Court Intellectuals have their work cut out for them. In exchange for their continuing work of apologetics and bamboozlement, the Court Intellectuals win their place as junior partners in the power, prestige, and loot extracted by the State apparatus from the deluded public. The noble task of Revisionism is to de-bamboozle: to penetrate the fog of lies and deception of the State and its Court Intellectuals, and to present to the public the true history of the motivation, the nature, and the consequences of State activity. By working past the fog of State deception to penetrate to the truth, to the reality behind the false appearances, the Revisionist works to delegitimize, to desanctify, the State in the eyes of the previously deceived public."

The first twenty books listed are by noted critics of the official "establishment consensus" point of view. The remaining volumes are by hagiographic "court historians."
Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism
Why American History Is Not What They Say: An Introduction to Revisionism
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
Reassessing the Presidency : The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom
Reassessing the Presidency : The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline of Freedom
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal
Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories
"Revisionist myth-buster"
A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson & Roosevelt
A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson & Roosevelt
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
The Roosevelt Myth
The Roosevelt Myth
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War
Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War
"Revisionist myth-buster"
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War
"Revisionist myth-buster"
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
"Revisionist myth-buster"
The Dark Side of Camelot
The Dark Side of Camelot
"Revisionist myth-buster"
Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years
Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America's Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years
"Revisionist myth-buster"
The Mafia, CIA and George Bush
The Mafia, CIA and George Bush
"Revisionist myth-buster"
Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy
Bully Boy: The Truth About Theodore Roosevelt's Legacy
"Revisionist myth-buster"
Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II
Wilson's War: How Woodrow Wilson's Great Blunder Led to Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and World War II
"Revisionist myth-buster"
America's Great Depression (Paperback)
America's Great Depression (Paperback)
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World
"Revisionist myth-buster"
The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916
The Triumph of Conservatism: A Reinterpretation of American History, 1900-1916
"Revisionist myth-buster"
Requiem for Marx
Requiem for Marx
"Revisionist myth-buster Available online at Mises.org"
In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage
In Denial: Historians, Communism, and Espionage
"Revisionist myth-buster"
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
The Paranoid Style in American Politics
"Establishment "court history"
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
"Establishment "court history"
The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it
The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made it
"Establishment "court history"
A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War
A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War
"Establishment "court history"
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
"Establishment "court history"
Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era, 1910-1917 (Torchbooks)
Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era, 1910-1917 (Torchbooks)
"Establishment "court history"
The Crisis of the Old Order: 1919-1933, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume I
The Crisis of the Old Order: 1919-1933, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume I
"Establishment "court history"
The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935 (The Age of Roosevelt, Vol. 2)
The Coming of the New Deal, 1933-1935 (The Age of Roosevelt, Vol. 2)
"Establishment "court history"
The Politics of Upheaval: 1935-1936, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume III (Vol 3)
The Politics of Upheaval: 1935-1936, The Age of Roosevelt, Volume III (Vol 3)
"Establishment "court history"
Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox: Vol. 1, 1882-1940
Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox: Vol. 1, 1882-1940
"Establishment "court history"
Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom: Volume 2, 1940-1945
Roosevelt: Soldier of Freedom: Volume 2, 1940-1945
"Establishment "court history"
the challenge to isolation vol. 1
the challenge to isolation vol. 1
"Establishment "court history"
The Challenge to Isolation: The World Crisis of 1937-1940 and American Foreign Policy (Volume II)
The Challenge to Isolation: The World Crisis of 1937-1940 and American Foreign Policy (Volume II)
"Establishment "court history"
Truman
Truman
"Establishment "court history"
Eisenhower: Soldier and President (The Renowned One-Volume Life)
Eisenhower: Soldier and President (The Renowned One-Volume Life)
"Establishment "court history"
A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
"Establishment "court history"
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream: The Most Revealing Portrait of a President and Presidential Power Ever Written
"Establishment "court history"
Why We Were in Vietnam
Why We Were in Vietnam
"Establishment "court history"
Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader
Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader
"Establishment "court history"
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
"Establishment "court history"