Skip to comments.Shameless vanity: "Patriot's History of the Modern World" out today
Posted on 10/11/2012 11:52:22 AM PDT by LS
My new book, with Dave Dougherty, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, from America's Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb, 1898-1945 is out today. This is really volume one of a two-volume set, on sale everywhere including links from www.patriotshistoryusa.com
Vol. 2 will be out next year, A Patriot's History of the Modern World, vol. 2, from the Cold War to (I hope) Obama's Removal.
excellent! I have enjoyed your other works.
will need to pick this up.
As Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen proved in A Patriots History of the United States, history is even more fascinating when authors have no ideological axe to grind. With this wonderful, provocative, challenging page-fanning ride through the modern world, Schweikart and co-author Dave Dougherty have done it again, informing us, entertaining us, and deliciously standing political correctness on its headwhere it ought to be. David Limbaugh
"Schweikart and Dougherty examine nearly 50 years of growing American political and military mastery from the Spanish-American War to WWII. Choosing a theme of Yankee exceptionalism (with four pillars: common law, Protestantism, free market capitalism, and private property), the authors (Schweikart is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and coauthored The Patriots History Reader with Dougherty) make a convincing case for the series of trial-and-error achievements from Woodrow Wilsons League of Nations through Prohibition to the ultimate victory over Japan with the atomic bomb: Americas ascent to world power demonstrated that so long as the essence of American exceptionalism remained at the core of all efforts foreign and domestic, the likelihood of success was nearly guaranteed. There is a conservative slant on some issues, such as the criticism of FDRs New Deal, but the sections on Margaret Sangers embrace of eugenics (less well known than her birth control advocacy) and the rise of the fascists in Europe are noteworthy in their detail. Sweeping in scope and, as the title indicates, unapologetically patriotic, this book honors the American way at home and abroad with its firm emphasis on human dignity and prosperity. Publishers Weekly
Congrats man. Will check it out.
Who are the people on the cover of “American Entrepreneur” who are not Steve Jobs?
Thanks for the heads up LS! I will put it on my list. Good luck!
Bigtime congrats, LS!
Congratulations! What’s a guy gotta do to get his copy autographed by the author? :)
Congratulations and best wishes!
Is it available for Kindle or other e-book devices?
Thanks kindly for the heads-up. I keep a copy of PHOTUS in my office library and refer to it often. Great work.
Barnes & Noble has a Nook version listed. Not on the Kindle yet, but Larry's other books have Kindle versions.
I just downloaded the Nook sample. It claims it is 35 pages, but that might just be 35 Nook page with very large type.
This is as good.
Robert Fulton and John D. Rockefeller
LOL> Little Rock Arkansas this weekend, Hillsdale MI on Oct. 22, Heritage Foundation D.C. Oct. 29
I have the Kindle Touch. I have downloaded the Patriot’s History of the United States onto it from Audible (and I have a hard copy as well).
Thank you! If you see number 19, you know that I have purchased some of your other work as well. I can’t remember everything that I have on that Kindle, LOL. It’s into the four figures book wise.
Congrats, I’ll purchasing it soon!
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Sorry, but my search of Amazon produced no results.
Are we jumping the gun?
It costs me money every time you do this! I'll pick a copy up later today...
“Note: this ping is not a plug for Larry’s latest book. No, really, honestly it isn’t. “
LOL. Yes it is, thanks and you’re forgiven!
I have PHOTUS and love it, will get this one too.
“Choosing a theme of Yankee exceptionalism”
‘Yankee Exceptionalism’ rather than “American exceptionalism”... Can you guess where this is going?
It’s easy enough to figure out if you know of Larry Schweikart’s bizarre claim that the 19th century American South was filled with Marxists. A claim which stands history on its head since the actual Marxists of that era, the ‘48ers, had settled in the North just prior to the Civil War and were enthusiastic supporters of the Radical Republican cause that led to civil war. Having failed in their attempt at revolution in Europe they fled and brought their progressive army to America. Today’s Progressives in Wisconsin and other points north are the descendents of those 48ers.
By the mid 1850s Yankee culture had left its Protestant roots far behind, embracing Transcendentalism, Unitarianism, and the gnostic heresies boiling out of the Burned-over District. A secularized social gospel appealed to them. And so no longer believing in the faith of their fathers they instead believed that they could immanentize the eschaton, bring about heaven on Earth through politics. The murderous John Brown was heralded as their substitute John the Baptist, leading the way for their political Christ. And as with other secular heresies of this sort it quickly led to killing on a vast scale.
Yankee Exceptionalism is certainly at work even to this day. It just doesn’t happen to have much in common with the America of the founding era.
it's like organic constitutionalism with a ladle of racial justice gravy on top like hot fudge on a sundae
it can blots out the vanilla ice cream
Beck does this big time...to the point of adoring folks who only get a pass for being black or dead and praising legislation that is anything but conservative from the 1960s
Rush does it too...Levin..barely..he is a Lincoln worshiper but isn't completely stupid about the social engineering of the 1960s
the conservatism of Reagan, Goldwater and Buckley...the one we grew up with...is largely dead
On the opposite side we have this charictature of politically correct history which is basically one big fantasy of minority grievance
and on our side we simply have something more tempered but still obliging over race
these sentiments are bad enough in their effect on our own governance but also paralyze us in dealing with foreign threats that involve mostly brown people and what is to us a minority religion
the political correctness about anything minority here has it's birth in the over compensation to blacks and the ignoring of certain realities to accommodate them
“Beck does this big time...to the point of adoring folks who only get a pass for being black or dead and praising legislation that is anything but conservative from the 1960s”
When you have 1960’s Civil Rights liberalism being repackaged as ‘conservatism’ that’s what you can expect. From what I’ve read Larry Schweikart is someone Beck uses as a source.
How old is Glenn Beck? I’m certain that he’s too young to know the Kennedy and Johnson years firsthand. I was a teenager living in Washington DC and remember it all very well.
Conservatives of that era would be anathema to their current namesakes who have fed on political correctness more than they know. If you were to offer Beck and his like the words of Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey I’m sure that they would hail them for their enlightened ‘conservatism’. Whereas the words of Goldwater, Reagan, and Buckley circa 1964 would get them denounced as ‘racists’.
There is little appreciation for limited government anymore. Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights bills. He did not believe that national politicians and their judicial enablers had the right to interfere in the lives of American citizens, no matter how unenlightened they believed those citizens to be. The freedom of the un-progressive American to his life as he wished just couldn’t be allowed to continue.
Conservatives who praise the Civil Rights bills really have no ground for objecting to the social engineering that the Left continues to push on the American people. The ‘right’ for progressive elites to use the power of the national government to remold American culture is in those bills.
What American history has been is the progressive centralization of power into the national government. The States Rights championed by Madison and Jefferson in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolves of 1798 died when Lincoln turned the simmering sectional conflict into total war. 100 years later the right of American citizens to live their own unenlightened, anti-Progressive lives came to an end in the Great Society legislation.
So does ‘gay marriage’ violate your religious beliefs? Well get used to it, because I can’t see any way that it will be stopped. It’s one more of the ever expanding civil ‘rights’ that politicians and the judiciary now have the power to impose on you. There will be other “rights” following that one. I don’t know what they will be, but I suspect that they will involve Sharia law.
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