Why One Known Historian Is Disgusted by Oliver Stone & Peter Kuznick’s ‘Untold History’

By: Sunday February 3, 2013 11:50 am

The introduction of Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s book, The Untold History of the United States, declares before any history is recounted “we don’t try to tell all US history. That would be an impossible task.” It acknowledges there are things the United States has done right, but, “There are libraries full of books dedicated to that purpose and school curricula that trumpet US achievements.” The two are “more concerned with focusing a spotlight on what the United States has done wrong—the ways in which we believe the country has betrayed its mission, with the faith that there is still time to correct those errors as we move forward into the twenty-first century.”

 

No Matter What He Now Claims, Romney Has Embraced Paul Ryan’s Budget

By: Monday August 13, 2012 9:00 am

Despite what Romney may try to claim to avoid uncomfortable questions about, e.g., wanting to “voucherize” Medicare by selecting Ryan as his running mate, Romney has fully embraced Paul Ryan’s budget and related tax proposals and spending cuts.

The Waterboarding ‘Zombie Lies’ continue

By: Tuesday November 15, 2011 1:30 am

On Saturday at the latest Republican debate a solid majority of the candidates embraced the prospect of waterboarding a foreigner. Only the marginalized Paul and ostracized Huntsman disapproved.

Late Night: Horsefeathers & Education

By: Saturday February 20, 2010 8:00 pm

Whether or not the Senate is going to do the right thing and reform student aid is up in the air.

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