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  • Erasing History at Yale: Covers over Musket in Stone Carving of Puritan

    08/13/2017 7:33:45 AM PDT · by ptsal · 37 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 12, 2017 | Mike LaChance
    Just a little over a year ago, an employee at Yale smashed a stained glass window at the school because he was angry over the image of African Americans carrying cotton. We covered it in this post: Yale employee smashes allegedly racist stained-glass window, Yale won’t press charges. Not only did Yale not press charges, they rehired the employee with much fanfare. Now another piece of campus art has been altered for the sake of political correctness. ***snip*** may have noticed a stone carving by the York Street entrance to Sterling Memorial Library that depict a hostile encounter: a Puritan...
  • Group calls for removal of Confederate monument in Seattle

    07/12/2015 6:27:59 PM PDT · by llevrok · 52 replies
    SEATTLE - A Confederate monument in Capitol Hill's Lake View Cemetery is in the spotlight as a local group calls for its removal. For more than a century, Lake View Cemetery has been the final resting place for many of Seattle's pioneers. Only a short walk from one of the cemetery's most visited grave sites - that of Bruce Lee - a 14-foot granite monument memorializes Washington state's Confederate veterans and their families. "Just because it's a military memorial doesn't justify it," Charlette LaFevere says. "It's offensive." LeFevere is part of a small group calling on Seattle City leaders to...
  • Loyola professor who called slavery 'not so bad' loses lawsuit against New York Times

    05/13/2015 12:22:19 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 12 replies ^ | 5/12/15 | Jed Lipinski
    A federal judge in New Orleans has thrown out a lawsuit filed against the New York Times by a Loyola University economics professor who had accused the newspaper of libel.
  • Could the South Have Won the War?

    03/17/2015 8:14:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 313 replies
    NY Times Disunion ^ | March 16, 2015 | Terry L. Jones
    By March 1865, it was obvious to all but the most die-hard Confederates that the South was going to lose the war. Whether that loss was inevitable is an unanswerable question, but considering various “what if” scenarios has long been a popular exercise among historians, novelists and Civil War buffs... Perhaps the most common scenario centers on the actions of Gen. Robert E. Lee... What many fail to recognize is that Northerners were just as committed to winning as the Southerners. Some saw it as a war to free the slaves, while others fought to ensure that their republican form...
  • Who wrote the new AP US History framework? Now we know.

    09/19/2014 9:04:50 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 4 replies
    George Mason University History News Network ^ | 9-18-2014 | Authors of the AP United States History Curriculum Framework
    We, the authors below, served on the Advanced Placement United States History Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee from 2008 through 2012. In that capacity, guided by continued dialogue with and input from the teachers who work each day with our nation’s most talented and dedicated students, we authored the Curriculum Framework that was published in October 2012 and that is at the heart of the College Board’s current Course and Exam Description for AP U.S. History.
  • Looking Back at Iraq

    06/26/2014 5:11:21 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/26/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    So who lost Iraq? The blame game mostly fingers incompetent Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki. Or is Barack Obama culpable for pulling out all American troops monitoring the success of the 2007–08 surge? Some still blame George W. Bush for going into Iraq in 2003 in the first place to remove Saddam Hussein. One can blame almost anyone, but one must not invent facts to support an argument. Do we remember that Bill Clinton signed into law the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 that supported regime change in Iraq? He gave an eloquent speech on the dangers of Saddam Hussein’s...
  • Was Neville Chamberlain really a weak and terrible leader?

    09/30/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 59 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30th September 2013 | Robert Self
    'Seventy-five years after the Munich Agreement signed with Hitler, the name of Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister at the time, is still synonymous with weakness and appeasement. Is this fair, asks historian Robert Self.'
  • Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge

    12/27/2012 6:04:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Mike Adams
    (NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads: "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446. This historical quote was apparently too much for Facebook's censors to bear. They suspended our account and gave us a "final warning" that one more violation of their so-called "community guidelines" would result in our account being permanently deactivated. They then demanded we...
  • Helen Thomas: "Nukes & Iran: Who Will Step In?" [WARNING: DISTURBING, GRAPHIC IMAGES]

    11/16/2011 12:41:13 PM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies ^ | 10 Nov 11 | Helen "Nuclear Watchdog" Thomas
    U.S. leaders haven't spoken of disarmament lately. Why not? Iran is on the verge of creating a nuclear weapon. This is bad news for the U.S. and Israel, who have warned Tehran against holding nuclear power. The U.S. needs to step in and mollify at the crucial moment. Israel has been able to sabotage any Iranian progress in developing nuclear prowess, but no one has produced a key to a more peaceful route to reconciliation. So where are the peacemakers? Israel wants the U.S. to step in or even lead the way to block Iran's new nuclear ambitions. Iran, which...
  • Amos Rucker--A Soldier Remembered

    08/08/2010 4:20:05 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 916 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 8, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    "When you eliminate the Black Confederate soldier, you've eliminated the history of the South."---The late Dr. Leonard Haynes, Professor, Southern University
  • Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

    01/27/2010 4:25:18 PM PST · by Sneakyuser · 38 replies · 1,045+ views ^ | January 27, 2010 | Mark Feeney, Globe Staff
    Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and a leading faculty critic of BU president John Silber, died of a heart attack today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling, his family said. He was 87. "His writings have changed the consciousness of a generation, and helped open new paths to understanding and its crucial meaning for our lives," Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, once wrote of Dr. Zinn. "When action has been called for, one could always be confident that he would be...
  • Obama Rewrites the Cold War

    07/14/2009 6:33:17 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 423+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2009
    There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version and the truth. President Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow," Liz Cheney writes in the Wall Street Journal. "...our president explained it this way: 'The American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe...ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from astrophysics to athletics was treated as a zero-sum game. If one person won, then the other person had to lose. And then within a few short years, the world as...
  • Obama Rewrites the Cold War

    07/12/2009 8:34:28 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 32 replies · 1,376+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7-13-09 | Liz Cheney
    OPINION JULY 13, 2009 Obama Rewrites the Cold War The President has a duty to stand up to the lies of our enemies. By LIZ CHENEY There are two different versions of the story of the end of the Cold War: the Russian version, and the truth. President Barack Obama endorsed the Russian version in Moscow last week. Speaking to a group of students, our president explained it this way: "The American and Soviet armies were still massed in Europe, trained and ready to fight. The ideological trenches of the last century were roughly in place. Competition in everything from...
  • Was Only Southern Slavery Evil?

    02/26/2009 5:26:00 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 19 replies · 965+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/26/2009 | Richard Williams
    "When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to China this month, she said human rights concerns could not interfere with talks about the economic crisis." Doesn't that sound eerily similar to the South's . . .
  • Senator Webb In The News

    02/18/2009 7:37:10 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 36 replies · 895+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/18/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    I see that Virginia Senator James Webb is in the news with an announcement about preserving "Virginia’s abundant natural, historical, and cultural resources." That's great. In his editorial, Webb stated: "Virginia is fortunate to have such an abundant supply of pristine lands steeped in history. Extending the Civil War Battlefields Preservation program will enable children to experience the same untouched landscapes of their ancestors and visit the places where so many sacrifices were made, by soldiers and civilians, alike." I'm grateful that Senator Webb recognizes this emotional connection Virginians have to their ancestors and the land. (Too bad others don't.)...
  • Remaking History

    02/11/2009 8:43:00 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 11 February 2009 | Richard Williams
    "In the course of the past twenty years, American history has been remade. Inspired initially by the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s – which shattered the ‘consensus’ vision that had dominated historical writing – and influenced by new methods borrowed from other disciplines, American historians redefined the very nature of historical study." ~ Eric Foner Most readers who study the WBTS, whether seriously or casually, are familiar with the work of Eric Foner, at least to some extent. He is a widely known and respected historian, for the most part anyway. Foner is, however, not without his critics....
  • Filed Under: "History - Did You Know?"

    01/24/2009 1:19:38 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 23 January 2009 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Common knowledge of "well-known" historical facts is not always, well, really that common - especially when it's politically incorrect . . .
  • Traditionalist SSPX bishop may be charged with holocaust denial in Germany

    01/22/2009 8:38:02 AM PST · by Gillibrand1 · 5 replies · 565+ views
    Cathcon ^ | 21/1/09 | Gillibrand
    Problem for the Pope Cathcon translation of an article in this week's Der Spiegel. Not (yet) on line. A bishop of the Society of Pope St Pius X denies the holocaust. Anti-semitic tendencies lead to tension between German Catholics and the Central Council for Jews in Germany. The history of the Catholic Church is also the history of separations from Her, of heresy and of error. When the religious deviationists win many supporters, they can be considered, like the Protestants, a church and when rather they remain among themselves, they can be considered as a sect. Presently, one of the...
  • Biased Pop History

    01/02/2009 12:51:43 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies · 612+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01/02/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "Objectivity is impossible and it is also undesirable. That is, if it were possible it would be undesirable, because if you have any kind of a social aim, if you think history should serve society in some way; should serve the progress of the human race; should serve justice in some way, then it requires that you should make your selection on the basis of what you think will advance causes of humanity." ~ Howard Zinn (One of academia's favorite historians.)
  • Robert Heinlein's future may be past ["His legacy polarizes today's readers"]

    12/10/2007 3:55:30 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 138 replies · 348+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/09/07 | Scott Timberg
    He was a onetime utopian socialist who became an assertive right-winger, a libertarian nudist with a military-hardware fetish, a cold warrior who penned an Age of Aquarius sensation with a hero who preached free love. He won admiration from Ronald Reagan, who enlisted his ideas in his "Star Wars" missile shield, and Charles Manson, who was captured with the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land" in his backpack. He predicted the European Union and invented the water bed. But Robert A. Heinlein, the California-based science-fiction writer who stood over the midcentury decades like a colossus, casts a different kind of...