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Lying History Syllabi

Up front: I’m a fan of Larry Schweikart, author of America’s Victories and co-author of A Patriot’s History of the United States.

His most recent book, notes the New York Sun, is 48 Liberal Lies About American History, an account of blatant fallacies in 20 of the most-used U.S. history college textbooks.
I stand with those who ask: Only 48?

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

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Monday Links

The Guy Who Makes the World’s Best Paper Airplanes. The Theater That Shakespeare Stole. The Invention of the Baby Carrot Phrases commonly used today which are derived from obsolete technologies. This device was used to resuscitate canaries in coal mines. The Surprisingly Complex Design of the ... Read More
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Richard Pipes, Historian of Totalitarianism

‘My subject is the Russian Revolution, arguably the most important event of the twentieth century. It is my considered judgment that, had it not been for the Russian Revolution, there would very likely have been no National Socialism; probably no Second World War and no decolonization; and certainly no Cold ... Read More
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School Shootings and the Incentives of Violence

Today’s Morning Jolt discusses school shootings and the common difficulties of the teenage years, and I thought of another aspect that I forgot to include -- the degree to which our society, in its reaction to violence, inadvertently rewards that violence. Every teenager wants attention, to be recognized, to ... Read More
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Down the Home Stretch

Our Spring 2018 Webathon winds up this week. El jefe, Mr. Lowry, makes the case, wonderfully, for your participating, even at this final stage. In case you need some visual inspiration, we’ll use this horse race image from the novel Ben Hur (you'll remember the 1959 movie version starred the late NR ... Read More