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  • "Fake History" is More Dangerous Than "Fake News"

    05/28/2017 6:03:27 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 18 replies
    The Public Discourse (Witherspoon Institute) ^ | May 15th, 2017 | William Jeyne
    Donald Trump and others have complained a great deal about the pervasiveness of “fake news.” What is less commonly spoken about is that for decades professors have also taught a good deal of “fake history.” Fake history promotes false narratives, twists the facts, or omits certain key facts altogether. And it is this fake history that has established the foundation for fake news. There are three respects in which the spread of fake history has been particularly dangerous and served as the foundation for attempts to spread fake news. First, some historians and political thinkers present extreme leftists as heroes...
  • Hamilton to Stay on $10 bill, Jackson Will be Replaced on $20

    04/19/2016 1:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    After much speculation on the possible replacement of Alexander Hamilton’s portrait on the $10 bill, it appears the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury will stay put on the heavily-circulated note. While the high-profile support voiced by the cast and creator of the popular Broadway musical, Hamilton, could not have hurt the founding father’s case to remain on the 10, it seems current Treasury Secretary Jack Lew counts himself among Hamilton’s admirers and was reluctant to replace him from the beginning. This doesn’t mean things will stay as they are. CNN notes that a “mural-style depiction of the women’s suffrage...
  • A rifle behind every blade of grass.

    02/28/2016 3:38:03 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 16 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 2/27/2016 | TheAlamoBeerCompany
    I hope you real Conservs are bundled-up.. Possible CW#2 + WW#3 coming :p This vid is (honestly badly done, but the message is there..) what may happen too soon.. PLEASE keep politics (elections) out of this..
  • The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

    06/16/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Ed West
    Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. But the same could also be said about much of English history from 600AD to 1600; from the very first law code written in English, which begins with a clause protecting Church property, to the intellectual flourishing of the 13th century, led by churchmen such as Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar who foresaw air travel. However, the whitewashing of English Catholic history is mainly seen in three areas: political liberty, economic...
  • 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...
  • Does American exceptionalism make us dumb?

    02/26/2015 6:46:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Jay Parini
    (CNN)—Talk of American exceptionalism has become headline news, with loud sputtering from Rudy Giuliani, who suggested that President Barack Obama doesn't love America in the same way that the rest of us do. Giuliani wants to dwell on our exceptionalism -- the idea that we're different from other countries, and much better. It's an old idea that Obama took on in the second year of his presidency, when he said: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism."That comment annoyed those who wished him to...
  • What Americans Used To Know About The Declaration Of Independence

    07/04/2013 7:32:01 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    TMO ^ | 7-4-2013 | Thomas J DiLorenzo
    What Americans Used To Know About The Declaration Of Independence Politics / US Politics Jul 04, 2013 - 05:58 AM GMT By: Thomas J DiLorenzo "During the weeks following the [1860] election, [Northern newspaper] editors of all parties assumed that secession as a constitutional right was not in question . . . . On the contrary, the southern claim to a right of peaceable withdrawal was countenanced out of reverence for the natural law principle of government by consent of the governed." - ~ Howard Cecil Perkins, editor, Northern Editorials on Secession, p. 10 The first several generations of Americans...
  • Obama, FDR and Zionism

    04/07/2013 5:27:14 AM PDT · by fso301 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/18/2013 | Rafael Medoff
    Today it is more clear than ever why Niles doubted FDR genuinely supported Zionism. President Barack Obama has spoken of his deep admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his desire to emulate FDR’s leadership style. But in the wake of the discovery of new documents detailing FDR’s behind-the-scenes coldness regarding the creation of a Jewish state, many Israelis will be hoping that sentiment does not extend to Roosevelt’s views on Zionism.
  • Author: FDR failed to save more Jews during Holocaust; ‘vision of what America should look like’

    04/05/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:01 AM 04/04/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Historian Rafael Medoff says Franklin Delano Roosevelt failed to take relatively simple measures that would have saved significant numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, because his vision for America only encompassed having a small number of Jews. “In his private, unguarded moments, FDR repeatedly made unfriendly remarks about Jews, especially his belief that Jews were overrepresented in many professions and exercised too much influence and control on society,” Medoff told The Daily Caller in an email about his new book, “FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith.” “This prejudice helped shape his overall vision of what America should look...
  • The great moral failure of FDR

    03/12/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, March 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    On April 12, 1945, my grandfather approached me as I played outside and asked where my mother was. He looked stricken, and so I quickly followed him inside and heard him say words that made my mother burst into tears: President Roosevelt had died. My mother’s grief and panic were so palpable — her brother was fighting in the Pacific, her brother-in-law was fighting in Europe — that it scared me. In our house, FDR was not merely the President. He was a god. He is a god no more. His New Deal is no longer solely credited with ending...
  • Libertarianism goes mainstream

    04/07/2013 6:29:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Libertarianism goes mainstream By: James Hohmann April 7, 2013 06:50 AM EDT Stereotyped for decades as pro-pot, pro-porn and pro-pacifism, libertarians are becoming mainstream. Fair or not, Ron Paul epitomized to a swath of voters the caricature of a goofy grandpa who invests in gold, stockpiles guns, sees black helicopters whirling overhead and quotes Friedrich Hayek. His ride into the sunset — combined with an evolving electorates’s move away from hot-button social issues — gives a new libertarian guard the opportunity to rebrand their governing philosophy as more reasonable, serious and compatible with the Republican Party. Led by Sen. Rand...
  • ‘FDR and the Jews,’ by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

    04/05/2013 6:46:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2013 | DAVID OSHINSKY
    Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed the overwhelming support of American Jews during his presidency, and the reasons are clear. In his three-plus terms from 1933 to 1945, he led the war against Hitler, supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine... Starting in the 1960s, a flood of books appeared with self-evident titles like “No Haven for the Oppressed” and “While Six Million Died.” But the most influential account by far was David S. Wyman’s “Abandonment of the Jews,” published in 1984. Wyman considered numerous parties responsible for America’s tepid response to the Holocaust, including a badly divided Jewish community, a nest of virulent...
  • White House Doctors Own Web Site to Change the word "Laughter" to the word "Applause"

    06/21/2011 4:39:15 PM PDT · by library user · 52 replies · 1+ views
    June 21, 2011
    The original WH transcript found at whitehouse.gov (I grabbed a cached version from yahoo.com; see my red brackets below) says the DNC participants LAUGHED after Obama said "we've created 2.1 million new private sector jobs in the past 15 months. Now, whitehouse.gov has changed the word "laughter" to "applause." Original version (yahoo cache):http://74.6.238.254/search/srpcache?ei=UTF-8&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.whitehouse.gov%2Fthe-press-office%2F2011%2F06%2F20%2Fremarks-president-dnc-event-0&fr=yfp-t-701&u=http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=http%3a%2f%2fwww.whitehouse.gov%2fthe-press-office%2f2011%2f06%2f20%2fremarks-president-dnc-event-0&d=207206940761&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=3f176b25,cd268517&icp=1&.intl=us&sig=YwoTaKsztkXVtdKV0ajhPQ-- Changed "doctored" version:http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/06/20/remarks-president-dnc-event-0
  • Chinese article admits N. Korea began war in 1950

    06/25/2010 7:11:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 24 replies
    JoongAngDaily ^ | 6/25/2010 | Christine Kim, Chang Se-jeong
    A feature article from a Chinese magazine was struck from the Internet after news spread that it stated that the Korean War was started by North Korea’s invasion of the South. The lengthy feature in Xinhua’s International Herald Leader, timed for the 60th anniversary of the start of the war, had a time line that stated: “The North Korean military crossed the parallel on June 25th, 1950 and Seoul was taken in four days.” The article was widely distributed among Chinese news portals and agencies. After news of the story spread in Korean yesterday, the original article was found to...
  • Vatican Paper's World War II Editions Put Online

    05/30/2010 2:14:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 189+ views
    Zenit ^ | NEW YORK, MAY 28, 2010
    NEW YORK, MAY 28, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Pave the Way Foundation has received permission from the Vatican's semi-official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, to publish online its archived editions from 1938 to 1945. The New York-based foundation, a non-sectarian organization whose mission is to identify and try to eliminate obstacles between religions and to initiate positive gestures in order to improve interreligious relations, has been working to discover the facts regarding Pope Pius XII and his efforts to help Jews during World War II. As part of this effort, it has been working to retrieve and publicize as many documents as possible to...
  • Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time

    03/02/2009 11:05:31 AM PST · by PRePublic · 3 replies · 389+ views
    thebulletin. ^ | February 17, 2009 | David Bedein
    Mideast Narratives Have Changed Over Time News Analysis By David Bedein & Shmuel Sokol, For The Bulletin Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Jerusalem — During the course of the 20th century, and especially in the years since the 1967 Six Day War, there has been a dramatic change in the academic and popular historiography of the Middle East. The traditional narratives have been supplanted by new and fundamentally different and revisionist ways of looking at the region and its conflicts. A case in point: In 1977, PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein told the Dutch newspaper Trouw that “The Palestinian...
  • "Jesus is not the only way to God . . ."

    06/23/2007 10:03:49 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 17 replies · 644+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Tue, Jun 19, 2007 12:51 pm | Rev. Ann Holmes
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. (John 14:6) On the other hand: "Jesus is not the only way to God . . ." Rev. Ann Holmes http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/reader_feedback/reader_feedback.php?id=171 http://tinyurl.com/36ss36
  • Most Ethical Congress Ever’ Running Into Problems

    06/14/2007 6:13:53 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 14 replies · 526+ views
    When the Democrats took over the House of Representatives, one of first statements out of the mouth of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (and other Democrats) was that this new Congress would be the “most ethical ever.” Now, it seems that they are changing their tune in their zeal to keep their pet pork projects away from the eyes of the American people. As noted in the Washington Times, Democrat leaders in the House are reversing the work of Republicans regarding what is known as “earmark reform.” The 2006 legislation would: allow lawmakers to vote on individual earmarks, specific funding requests...
  • Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church

    05/18/2007 7:44:40 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 882+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Eileen Flynn
    Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/faith/05/19/0519schori.html http://tinyurl.com/2vknks First woman to preside as bishop talks with Statesman religion reporter By Eileen Flynn American-Statesman Staff Saturday, May 19, 2007 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, addressed the graduates of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest on Tuesday in Northwest Austin. After the commencement, Jefferts Schori, the first woman to lead the national church, sat down with an American-Statesman reporter to talk about her denomination's challenges, including tensions within the 2.4 million-member American province and with Anglicans worldwide and her recent...
  • Primates push U.S. on sexuality

    04/02/2007 10:30:26 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 585+ views
    Anglican Journal ^ | Apr 1, 2007 | Marites N. Sison
    Primates push U.S. on sexuality http://www.anglicanjournal.com/issues/2007/133/apr/04/article/primates-push-us-on-sexuality/ http://tinyurl.com/3auuwb Americans given deadline to comply Marites N. Sison, staff writer Apr 1, 2007 Primates of the Anglican Communion have given the U.S. Episcopal Church until Sept. 30 to “make an unequivocal common covenant” that its bishops will bar same-sex blessings in their churches and that it would not consecrate another gay bishop “unless some new consensus on this matter emerges” across the Anglican world. Failure to comply would mean that “the relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion as a whole remain damaged at best, and this has consequences for the...