48 liberal lies about american history
48 Liberal Lies About American History by Larry SchweikartA historian debunks four-dozen PC myths about our nation?s past.
Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our country?s past, argues professor Larry Schweikart. The result, he says, is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects.
As he did in his popular A Patriot?s History of the United States, Professor Schweikart corrects liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. He challenges distorted books by name and debunks forty-eight common myths. A sample:
? The founders wanted to create a ?wall of separation? between church and state
? Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers
? Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima to intimidate the Soviets with ?atomic diplomacy?
? Mikhail Gorbachev, not Ronald Reagan, was responsible for ending the Cold War
America?s past, though not perfect, is far more admirable than you were probably taught.
48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School)
Want more of Professor Larry? With more than 25 books on history and history makers to his credit, Larry Schweikart is the foremost voice on American and world history, politics, business history, rock and roll history, and entrepreneurship. The result is that students graduate from high school and even college with twisted beliefs about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, race relations, and many other subjects. In 48 Liberal Lies , I correct liberal bias by rediscovering facts that were once widely known. I challenge distorted books by name and debunk forty-eight common myths. A sample:. Buy now on Amazon.
Do you know which images are used more often than any other to represent 20th century America in modern textbooks? If you guessed the moon landing, or John Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan, or even the civil rights marches — go to the back of the class. The correct answer is: the Ku Klux Klan. The result, argues historian Larry Schweikart, is that students graduate from high school and even college with misunderstandings about economics, foreign policy, war, religion, social issues, and many other subjects. Then they carry their ignorance into the voting booth. Here, however, he explicitly challenges authors of popular textbooks who, in pursuit of a left-wing agenda, falsify American history — showing how they distort facts and manipulate data in an effort to appear objective and conceal their bias. With an easy-to-read yet detail-rich style, Schweikart proves that, while America has never been perfect, our nation is far more admirable than you were probably taught.
Schweikart: Thanks again. Always a pleasure to be with you guys. This is our. Fifth or sixth go around? Schweikart: I examined between 15 to 20 of the top, best-selling college U. I grabbed every one I could get my hands on. Schweikart: Most of them are pretty good on this one.
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