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Honesty in History
In many places, history has been replaced by "social studies" -- a
politically correct rendition of current social issues. When there is history,
all too often it is "revisionist" history that looks back through the
past to find things to denounce about America or about Western civilization.
'Useful Idiots' Lenin is supposed to have referred to blind defenders and apologists for the
Soviet Union in the Western democracies as "useful idiots." Yet even
Lenin might have been surprised at how far these useful idiots would carry their
partisanship in later years -- including our own times.
Student Survival Guide
to History populart!
"The study of history over the past one hundred fifty years has reflected
many of the worst trends in modern philosophy. The faculty of modern departments
of history typically comprises a sampling of these trends, ranging from the good
but honestly mistaken to the out-right enemies of reason. Students should be
aware of developments in both the content and method of academic
Student Survival Guide
to Intellectual History popular!
"Intellectual history is generally understood to be that field of study
that combines the 'history of ideas' with 'the study of social history.' Whereas
a social history of World War II might look at the distribution of wealth, union
activity, or the religious make up of the population, an intellectual history of
the same phenomenon might focus on the ideas that led to the rise of Hitler and
Nazism, say, and the originators and promulgators of those ideas..."
Are Hazardous to Your Childâ€™s Mind Today's textbooks in math, history and literature actively undermine a
child's ability to think.
11 The July 16, 1969 Launch: A Symbol of Manâ€™s Greatness
Christopher Columbus Controversy: Western Civilization vs. Primitivism
Berlin Wall Does Not Guarantee Freedom Anniversary of Wallâ€™s
Fall Shows Why Collapse of Communism Does Not Ensure Rise of Capitalism
Real Meaning to Veterans Day
Fourth Celebrates America's And The West's Core Values
America: Soros versus Jefferson
Day: A Celebration of What?
The Producerâ€™s Holiday
to Celebrate Manâ€™s Mind On Labor Day, We Should Honor Man's Mind, Not
Menâ€™s Muscles, as the Real Source of Wealth and Progress
Should Remember on Martin Luther King Day
Judge People by Their Character, Not Skin Color
Woodstock Really Stands
The Big Lie in
Hollywood The Hollywood Ten Were Not Victims But Villains
Moral Hero Kazan should be applauded for defending individual rights by
testifying against Hollywoodâ€™s communists.
|"History is made by minorities
- or, more precisely, history is made by intellectual movements, which are
created by minorities. Who belongs to these minorities? Anyone who is able and
willing actively to concern himself with intellectual issues. Here, it is not
quantity, but quality that counts (the quality - and consistency - of the ideas
one is advocating)."