Lies, Myths, and the Leftist/Secular Bias of History Part II

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FDR – A man who gets way too much credit. For example: the New Deal did not end the Great Depression but extended it, he expanded the government far beyond its purpose, tried to pack the Supreme Court, wanted a 99% income tax, and trusted Stalin, thus selling Eastern Europe down the river. When reading about his far left policies from instituting wasteful socialist programs to creating internment camps, FDR was more like a dictator for life than a president.

Science - One common myth out there is that religion, especially Christianity, and conservatives are anti-science. In reality, European nobles and the Church were the greatest patrons to science before the 20th century. Many conservatives have supported industrialization, supported the space program, tried to fund physics projects like particle colliders and nuclear fission/fusion research, founded many universities, and increased defense spending, which has lead to many inventions. On the other hand, many leftists around the world have desired a simpler almost pre-historic agrarian society at the expense of science. To accomplish this goal they have tried to stop industrialization and silence intellectuals. This can be seen in Revolutionary France (“The Republic has no need for science.”), in Stalinist Russia, under Mao in China, in Cambodia under Pol Pot, and in some radical environmentalist movements. This notion is also pertinent when one considers how much technology communist countries have steal from the West. It amazes me that for supporting a few controversial issues for their own agenda and for being secularists, leftists are considered progressive and the champions of science. Meanwhile religion and conservatives get squat for doing most of the work.

And more...(see part one for more history of science books)

Remember the best weapon against leftist bias in the history textbooks, on college campuses, and in the media is to read a well researched book."
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