Sunday, August 17, 2008

33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask, By Thomas E. Woods Jr.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."- Thomas Jefferson

The authors approach is brilliant. Thomas E. Woods Jr. will take you on a journey through 33 myths that the elite would love to keep you ignorant of. The American public education system (or should I call it public misinformation system) subjects our children to revisionist history that should scream scenes from Orwell's 1984. This makes books such as these just that much more important.

The author will take you on a journey from the very unenvironmentally friendly Native Americans (there were less old growth forrests during their time than our own) to President Bill Clinton's mistakes in Kosovo. You'll learn why our city streets our less safe than the wild west, and why our founding fathers didn't believe in the elastic clause. Better yet, you'll start to question just why you were never taught any of these things while attending the public misinformation system. Were fed slogans in school, not facts. Yet I believe the author says it best.

" For this reason alone the state's official version of history, which is always and everywhere another such apologia on behalf of itself, deserves not the benefit of the doubt but an abiding and informed skepticism. No free people ever survived on a consistent diet of official propaganda. Hayek was right: how we understand the past dramatically influences how we view the present. That is why, for the sake of American freedom , there should be no question about American history you're not supposed to ask."

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