The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History By Thomas E. Woods Jr., The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History The bestselling Politically Incorrect Guide to American History reveals facts that you won t be or never were taught in school tells you about the Books You re Not Supposed to Read and gives you all
  • Title: The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History
  • Author: Thomas E. Woods Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780895260475
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History By Thomas E. Woods Jr., The bestselling Politically Incorrect Guide to American History reveals facts that you won t be or never were taught in school, tells you about the Books You re Not Supposed to Read, and gives you all the information you need to battle and confound left wing professors, neighbors, and friends.
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    About "Thomas E. Woods Jr."

    1. Thomas E. Woods Jr.

      Thomas E Woods, Jr is a senior fellow of the Mises Institute and host of The Tom Woods Show, which releases a new episode every weekday He holds a bachelor s degree in history from Harvard and his master s, M.Phil and Ph.D from Columbia University Woods has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network, C SPAN, and Bloomberg Television, among other outlets, and has been a guest on hundreds of radio programs, including National Public Radio, the Dennis Miller Show, the Michael Reagan Show, the Dennis Prager Show, and the Michael Medved Show.Woods is the author of twelve books, most recently Real Dissent A Libertarian Sets Fire to the Index Card of Allowable Opinion, Rollback Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse and Nullification How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century.Woods also co hosts a weekly podcast with economist Bob Murphy called Contra Krugman that teaches economics by responding to the New York Times column written by Paul Krugman.He is also the founder of Liberty Classroom, which teaches you the history and economics you didn t learn in public school and in 2016 Woods started The Happy Earner, which seeks to help others become successful online entrepreneurs by using the same strategies that Woods has used since 2010.

    808 thoughts on “The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History”

    1. You could shorten the title to simply incorrect Usually the words politically incorrect announce someone who is proud of having gone against the grain Thomas E Woods is here to show us that a person can be unusually proud of committing all the sins he purports to denounce.Woods aim is to correct the cherished myths of American History that are advanced without evidence by Liberals Political correctness people who disagree with Woods The problem is in order to do this, Woods does exactly the same [...]

    2. Finally an easy way to display my ignorance and political extremism to friends If you want to waste your time and money than this book is for you This book has the same level of truth and scholarship as the crazy, ranting homeless man you cross the street to avoid but without the personality Woods book pays homage to the worst extremism of the right wingers and libertarians Not content to destroy the present, Woods books is a hideous attempt to pervert the past and our understanding of American [...]

    3. This book was incredibly eye opening The DC says we are to waste out our days bringing hidden things to light This book helps you to do that The author goes through the span of U.S history, from the Pilgrims to Bill Clinton, exposing what the popular myths are So I learned the following the Native Americans were not the first American environmentalists the revolutionary war was was of a return to common law rights of Englishmen rather than a rebellion the Civil War wasn t really about slavery s [...]

    4. History is written by the winners looking upon the past through rose colored glasses.This book negates the tint.It has some of the well known open secrets like Jefferson fathered his slave babies and Kennedy had affairs and used ghost writers, but he mostly fills the book with the effects of well intentioned programs there s less integration in school districts with forced bussing programs that were meant to diversify the schools, the reasons behind certain decisions why the founding fathers pre [...]

    5. The concept behind this book is great There are a slew of historical facts that are so vastly over simplified when you are a kid in history class that they end up effectively being lies Many history books and teachers also present complicated constitutional issues as if they are simple, with of course the history teacher s view presented as the one true view The problem with this book is that Woods does these exact same things, but he seems to think it s somehow better because he s coming from t [...]

    6. History is always presented by those in power.Academics have a vested interest that it is presented their way.This is a good counter balance

    7. Great supplement to ANY history course from grade school through grad school It s nice to see what the text books usually leave out.

    8. We all have a thing or two to learn about what we have be lead to believe in high school and some college history classes.

    9. This entire line of books is incredibly good, chocked full of information you usually don t find in history books or classes, giving new light to accepted history.

    10. This book, while unpopular in liberal minded circles, provides a lot of insight into some of the significant events in our Nation s history that are often overlooked in most of our high school history books The book describes how far our Nation has fallen from what it was originally intended to be For me, at least, this is a very discouraging reality I am an admirer of what the Founders originally put forth into this country via the Bill of Rights and the Constitution However, many people find [...]

    11. I started listening to this in an attempt to have balanced opinions and education about American history Unfortunately, this is not really a history book It is conservative propaganda, and as such, leaves out huge parts of the story Most of the book may very well be fact, but it is fact in the same way that negative political ads are It presents select examples as proof that a much broader generalization is truth For example, since some Native American tribes benefited in the short term from tra [...]

    12. Another enjoyable book by Tom Woods This really is the history you SHOULD have learned in school book He starts from the beginning of the first European settlers and goes right into the Reagan Clinton era Probably the most that I learned was the section on World War I It is very interesting how war hungry some of the Presidents were and how vocal they were about it The fact that Woods uses a lot of quotes shows that these aren t just conclusions drawn from connecting dots but letting the actors [...]

    13. The lack of notes in the P.I.G books Politically Incorrect Guides that I ve read so far is frustrating They offer quite a different perspective which I imagine could be just as biased as the leanings in other books the claim to debunk.I offer as example a 19th century soundbite taken completely out of context to support the portrait of a innocent, peaceful Confederacy Page 87 Woods writes, Johnson argued that Radical Reconstruction showed such contempt for law and precedent that it proved the So [...]

    14. Inside, you learn that the American revolutionaries were actually conservatives Puritans and other colonists mostly didn t steal Indian lands or engage in genocidal ts against them The first section heading is called Suspicion Dislike Liberty A formula for freedom All the chapter titles are actually pretty irritating.Later on it gets into Confederate apologetics, justifying religious tyranny as long as it s done by the states and not the federal government He seems to love focusing on petty, rel [...]

    15. There is only one portion of the title that accurately describes this book, the word incorrect This fantasy is driven by an agenda An agenda to discredit scholarly research and facts facts that dare to contradict a Right wing political ideology So, no problem, Wood makes history fit his world view Facts are not and never will be, partisan Sometimes they agree with you, sometimes they don t But weaving them into a fantasy to sell to gullible FOX, Beck, Rush and Paulits by a professional is repreh [...]

    16. The book was riveting and, though contrarian, quite fact based, even when it is infuriating It did have some MAJOR issues, however, especially relating to war the civil war, cold war, and WWI, in particular on WWII, it was surprisingly good, though I disagree with some, but not most of the spirited and entertaining FDR bashing I most object to the coverage of Mr Lincoln s War It rehashes a lot of truth, some Confederate propaganda about the occupation of New Orleans soldiers who treated women wh [...]

    17. This book is an awesome read for those of you who don t believe everything you heard in the 8th grade Spanning the early settlements on the American Continent, this book shatters some commonly held myths perpetuated by our current indoctrination centers and even most college courses Thomas Woods holds a degree in History from Harvard and makes good use of his vast knowledge on the subject in this book, often sighting books you re not supposed to read as great examples My favorite thing about eco [...]

    18. I am listening to this book on CD It s interesting in a way There are valuable tidbits and quotes.The author seems to have an axe to grind and a political agenda I feel that the book is a bit argumentative.For example, the author is really big on the right to bear arms This is difficult to take in this era of school shootings He brings evidence to support his view It feels a bit like the debate club with one side reporting One feels like someone else could bring an opposing viewpoint with an equ [...]

    19. This is a nice alternative to your typical history textbook, but I can t quite bring myself to rate it higher than three stars There s a lot of great information here, but trying to distill the entire history of the U.S.A down to three hundred pages is a problematic endeavor no matter how you slice it Still, Woods perspective gave me a different take on a lot of things, such as the startling degree to which Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt were responsible for escalating World Wars I and II [...]

    20. I ve come to the conclusion that we have the absolute best system of government possible, but we have elected idiots for virtually the past 200 years To be sure, most historians and economists both Democrat and Republican will not like this book, because it describes the pitfalls of big government interventionism both foreign and domestic Nevertheless, this book fills in some of the cracks that most history textbooks gloss over Highly recommended.

    21. This book was total garbage I had to put it down after a few chapters because I could literally feel myself becoming bigoted If you can get past Native American s agreeing to give away the land they lived on for no profit, even though they couldn t speak English or Spanish in the 1300 s and 1400 s, you ve got a tougher stomach than I Maybe I didn t give it enough of a chance, but I really didn t think ethically I could.

    22. Like his 33 Questions, this book deals with aspects of American history that most historians won t tell you about certainly not public school teachers.The story of American History that is taught in our schools and universities is a simple one, that reads like a morality tale ignoring facts that reflect badly on heroes like FDR.Read this book and learn what you re not supposed to.

    23. Quite a cool book Not that I m that familiar with the American History, but it sure does say some stuff I ve never heard of and certainly stuff you don t expect many to go around repeating P Thumbs up for such histories

    24. Definitely not as good as other politically incorrect guides in the series There are many sweeping generalizations in here which are hard to believe because I can t see his footnotes But there are also important facts in here that people should know I m glad I read it, but I wouldn t recommend it.

    25. This book gives a thought provoking alternative assessment of American history Read this with an open mind You don t have to agree with everything It does, however, give the reader many things to think about Many Americans do not think about the long term ramifications of current policies and propositions If nothing else, the reading will begin to look at the long term effects of current policy proposals.

    26. Learning history doesn t have to be boring This is a good example of it The author does a good job exploring the many aspects of the good, the bad and the ugly of American history I loved the discussion on the Colonist s Christian heritage how the original intent of the establishment clause in the first amendment was not to ban religious discourse concerning public policy and how the Puritans actually brought lands from native Americans and even punished settlers who took lands without doing it [...]

    27. Part of the 2015 Reading Challenge A nonfiction bookIt s always great to get another perspective on history, and this book made me realize how little I know about my own country Though, while I learned much from this book in the early chapters, it was clear from the latter that the author had a definite bias Not that there s anything wrong with that, as we all have our biases and there s no way to escape them no matter how objective you might try to be, but the further I read into this book, the [...]

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