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48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School) Hardcover – September 4, 2008
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The articles cover notions of America's role in the world since the founding, the issues in the various wars we have fought, what FDR knew about Pearl Harbor, Truman and the Atomic Bomb, the JFK assassination, Reagan, key liberal causes such as Sacco and Vanzetti, the Rosenbergs, the Scopes Trial, Columbus and the death of millions of Indians, that pesky wall between Church and State, Women's Rights in early American, the Settling of America and the Indians, and the Robber Barons. Modern issues such as Iraq, 9/11, Global Warming, Media Bias, Educational Bias, and the social theories about our Constitution are also covered. Schweikart admits that saying that the 9/11 conspiracy nuts are liberal is a stretch, but he says he wanted to head off the kind of shoulder shrugs modern texts give to the JFK assassination conspiracy nonsense.
The articles are all relatively short and pack a punch.Read more ›
The bottom line is that this book discusses events and issues that have room for the consideration of viewpoints outside the current popular conclusion.
As with any work like this, the proof is in the bibliography. What are the writers sources? Are they primary sources? While you may not agree with some of the conclusions based on the evidence, the author in this case at least makes points that you can follow. You might even go so far as to see how the author has come to his conclusions, even if you do not agree with him.
That is what the free exchange of ideas is all about. Let me suggest that some of the power of the book is not limited to what you are going to specifically read, but rather the books listed as sources that you might want to track down yourself.
For the extremists out there that have just completely attacked this book, let me just suggest that readers simply do a quick click on other opinions written by those folks to get a feel for their bias. In just about every case, you will find that the detractors have a consistent and often intellectually dishonest track record of praising only extreme left offerings (in many cases ones which we now know were filled mostly with incorrect information).
In this case, the author loses a star for some occasionally stale or lackluster writing. However, he does do a good job of keeping your attention on what he is talking about and walking you through his conclusions with references.
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The book describes the various ways in which there is been bias in the analysis of history. I read it through the eyes of economist which I am. It was fairly accurate. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Linda Cook
Larry Schweikart's books are always well researched and he provides the footnotes to prove his facts, something that's is missing in the revisionists history books.Published 14 days ago by Donald Robert Cannell
These are not "liberal" positions, nor are they "lies." They are controversial topics in history, for the most part debated by scholars of varying political... Read morePublished 1 month ago by W. Kaiser
Should be required reading in schools rather than the distortions taught to indoctrinatePublished 10 months ago by R2S2