The list author says: "Unfortunately the overwhelming majority of history textbooks and professors tend to distort events in such a way where leftism is always great, while conservatism/religion/the nobility/upper-class are always portrayed as evil. Here are some topics that challenge the Marxist view of history:
Flat Earth Myth/Galileo Affair: The former is a fairy tale, while the later is greatly over exaggerated, but both are used by Leftists to vilify conservatives/religion.
The "Dark Ages" (500AD - 1500AD): Another Leftist fairy tale. The Middle Ages was actually an era of: great technological/scientific innovation, the establishment of many universities, great economic/agricultural/manufacturing growth, the beginnings of capitalism, the end of slavery in Europe, the defeat of the Islamic invasions into Europe, and the birth of more individual rights.
Witch Hunts/Inquisition: Claims of millions being killed in these events have been debunked. Still terrible, but in reality about 35,000 died during the witch trials and a few thousand during the Inquisition.
Nazism: Conservative? If one looks at the economic/domestic policies of the National SOCIALIST Workers Party you will find that they are to the left of most present day leftist political parties.
Global Suffering: Many like to blame religion/conservatives for every war/disaster that has ever occurred, while leaving out the atrocities of Leftist/atheist governments. Socialist/Communist regimes of the French Revolution, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot have brought death and misery to untold millions over the last 200+ years.
Taxes/Government: There are exceptions, but taxes were much lower and governments were far smaller before the 20th century. High taxes and intrusive big government do not regularly occur until the advent of Leftist/Democratic governments.
Remember the best weapon against the leftist monopoly over the history textbooks, college campuses, and the media is to read a well researched book."
"This book is a must read for everyone. The title pretty much says it all. This book shows in detail just how Christianity has brought so much positive economic, scientific and social change to Europe over the last two millennia. If you want to hold on to the leftist lies and myths you learned in school regarding the “Dark Ages” or Christianity’s role in history then this book is not for you."
"Some topics covered include misconceptions about the Bible, the historical basis of the Bible and the positive contributions of religion to the world. It also shows how science developed in Christian Europe during the so called “Dark Ages”. The author gives a good list of those scientists who believed in God, thus showing that historically scientists were overwhelming believers and not atheists."
"D'Souza makes the argument for the existence of God, while picking apart atheist claims. He also demonstrates the positive contributions of Christianity throughout history. He debunks myths regarding the Crusades, witch hunts, the Dark Ages, the Inquisition, slavery and Galileo. The crimes of atheist and anti-Christian regimes like Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and other leftists are also highlighted."
"This book gives the horrific history of leftist governments from the French Revolution up until modern communist rulers like Pol Pot. To paraphrase Churchill, this book shows how leftist economic and domestic policies bring nothing but misery upon the world and are the true enemies of progress. The author also makes the case that the Nazis and Fascists were not conservatives but leftists."
"IThis is the best of book of 2008. Mr. Goldberg lays out the case that Fascism is a product of the Left and not the Right. Most importantly he makes the case that the Nazi’s were Leftists. The Nazi’s domestic and economic programs were typical of any Leftist regime. They were anti-capitalist, secularists, wanted a welfare state, and supported a plethora of other leftist big government programs."
"This book is about the fascinating plot of how Hitler wanted to kidnap and possibly kill the Pope. It also shows how Hitler and many of his advisors like Goebbels, Himmler, and Bormann were either atheists or held anti-Christian views. Unlike what is portrayed in history textbooks Hitler wanted to destroy Christianity and replace it with a Nazi cult, where he would be the spiritual leader."
"The author, a former socialist himself, explains the origins of socialism and goes over the many different types of socialism ranging from Marxism, Communism, Nazism, Christian Socialism, and the British Labour party. You will see that many socialist leaders through the years have promised heaven on Earth, but have instead created a living hell."
"This well written book documents the war on religion and conservative values since the French Revolution. It goes over the different leftist movements in every major European country from the years 1789 to 1918. You will see how leftism came to dominate Europe and turned it into the withering secular state it is today. Being one generation out of Europe I pray one day things will turn around."
"It is interesting to see just how much lower taxes were under the rule of emperors, kings, queens, and others before the 20th century. You will see how common tax revolts once were, how low tax rates spur economic growth, and that over taxation destroys civilizations. It really makes you think that taxes should be very low, just enough for governments to fund defense, infrastructure, and science."
"This tax book focuses on American tax history and it is simply amazing how much lower taxes were pre-20th century. You will see that one big problem has always been creating a tax that is both uniform and fair. The book shows how the income tax developed and how the IRS abuses its power. The case is clearly made that lower taxes benefit everyone, while higher taxes always bring misery to all."
"This book outlines how the Flat Earth myth began and why it is still extant. This fairy tale by Washington Irving was snatched up by leftist/atheists historians and placed into history books as fact. In reality the Church knew the Earth was round and also roughly knew its circumference. Columbus underestimated this circumference, making him think the trip from Europe to Asia was much shorter."
"Like many of his other books, Mr. Grant shows how modern science began in Medieval Europe. He goes over the many inventions of this era and profiles its great thinkers like Oresme and Buridan. You will also see that economically, in terms of agriculture and manufacturing, Medieval Europe outpaced the Roman Empire by the 9th century. He also addresses the reasons behind the “Dark Ages” myth."
"This is another great book by Edward Grant. Like his other books he shows how religion has supported science throughout history, in this case from 400 BC to 1550 AD, and how it has played an important role in the lives of histories greatest thinkers. One warning with the Edward Grant books is that sometimes I find it not the easiest and quickest of reads."
"Though sometimes this book tries too hard to play things down the middle, it still has many articles showing how religion has supported and played an important role in the development of science. It also shows how religion played in important role in the personal lives of many of the greatest scientists of all time. The books many articles range in time from Aristotle to the modern day."
"I give this book a moderate recommendation, unlike Mr. Woods great book on the Catholic Church. He makes some great points, like how bad the New Deal was for America, the dangers of political correctness, and the benefits of a having a conservative small government. I did not like his isolationist/libertarian views on America’s involvement its wars, especially when it comes to WWI and WWII."