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10 thoughts on “A Patriot's History of the United States: From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement, Revised Edition

  1. says:

    I do like that it doesn t even pretend that it s objective That s nice But it s also about as historic as the movie Troy The outright political agenda a la Fox News is so steaming from the political right it almost makes Howard Zinn lookbalanced than revisionist There are good points and there is value in creating a telling of American history that makes one simply feel proud of America and all its done And there is indeed very much to be proud of in our great country But to ignore t I do like that it doesn t even pretend that it s objective That s nice But it s also about as historic as the movie Troy The outright political agenda a la Fox News is so steaming from the political right it almost makes Howard Zinn lookbalanced than revisionist There are good points and there is value in creating a telling of American history that makes one simply feel proud of America and all its done And there is indeed very much to be proud of in our great country But to ignore the negatives isthan just simplistic and irresponsible, it s also disastrous and dangerous We need to accept the good and the bad of our history and understand them both I have this book on my shelf next to Howard Zinn because I think they show the simple truth that the idea of objective history is a myth history is a product of its authors This right wing paean to capitalist, suddenly non genocidal, airbrushed American perfection is problematic to the nth degree, but it also points out that Zinn at times glosses over what s right about America Still, it s in the wretched pile because it s such a blatant falsehood at times I had to watch my gag reflex.P.S The liberation of Iraq Really Sigh


  2. says:

    Overall, a very biased book that pretends not to be it was written as a sulk toward Howard Zinn s A People s History of the United States, and it shows while Zinn is open about his biases and actually reasonably objective, this book is not a history, but a collection of opinion pieces that glorifies the god that failed democracy and always abominates liberty in favor of it and jingoist nationalism.Some particulars p 50, false implication that the state has a right to some share of an indivi Overall, a very biased book that pretends not to be it was written as a sulk toward Howard Zinn s A People s History of the United States, and it shows while Zinn is open about his biases and actually reasonably objective, this book is not a history, but a collection of opinion pieces that glorifies the god that failed democracy and always abominates liberty in favor of it and jingoist nationalism.Some particulars p 50, false implication that the state has a right to some share of an individual s incomechokengtitiktitikchokeng 80 1, false attribution editorializing of belief to Jefferson that government was natural rather than artificial based on statement from the Declaration that says the opposite e.g., instituted , right to institute new government, i.e., at their option, and only with consent of those wishing to be governed p 88 they generally do well explaining that Confederation was a good system andfree than the Constitution, which was carefully used by Hamilton in Jefferson s absence to begin aggregating and centralizing power see DiLorenzo, Hamilton s Curse p 90, the god of monarchy may have been displaced, but democracy turned out to be in the words of Hoppe a god that failed too, but the authors appear to be still blindly worshipping see Hoppe, Democracy, the God that Failed p 94, begins a reverence for Whigs that seems unsupportable given later events, particularly around the time of the civil war, where the Republican former Whigs still loudly proclaiming their loyalty to Whig ideas , freed of Southern restraint, instituted a series of Whig programs to centralize government and allow it to control business and hence individuals through subsidies and massive regulation crony capitalism see DiLorenzo, The Real Lincoln p 95 96,of the fallacy of government being natural being a position of the founders, especially Jefferson, a heresy he would have soundly rejected see DiLorenzo, Hamilton s Curse p 105, at least a false implication that state s rights was a Southern only position, and only to promote slavery see Woods, Nullification p 109,bias toward Whig mercantilism by our authorsp 110, the goals of the so called second phase of the American revolution , that is, centralization of power , were hardly noblep 112, the Constitution was never meant to be an end to state sovereignty just delegation of some powers to a new agency to claim so is to rewrite history, not retell itp 114, fairly laughable that right after correctly explaining the three fifths compromise the authors state that it implied designation of a human as only three fifths of the value of another it was about representation, not value, and slaves didn t vote anyway would it make slaves free or equal if each was counted as one person for representation p 116, reference to nullification of fugitive slave laws without either the knowledge or honesty to name it as suchp 116, well, it s nice to know that slavery wasn t an important issue p 116, the framers were certainly not acting on the assumption that the Union was the highest good of them all, only Hamilton was to be of that opinion, and he didn t voice it in The Federalist, at least authors insert their nationalistic cult editorializing again Someone should tell them that patriot doesn t mean lover of large centralized government p 116, failed to note that the supremacy clause only applies to laws made in accordance with the constitution denotes continued flogging of the authors nationalistic religionp 117, humility my behind p 120, history has shown Beard and the anti federalists to have been correct in all their fears since this book was writen in 2004, and not, as one might suppose from the professed na vet of the authors, we see again distinct and distasteful bias toward the centralizers, increased government power, and hence increasingly infringed individual rights and the claim that some signers of the Declaration or supporters or opponents of either Constitution or Confederation stood to lose out economically, or did so, does not remove the issue of self interest, but merely rather shows it was not the only issue of importance for a few of themp 122, ah, the false and pernicious line that we the people meant that it was the people and not the colonies that separated of course, that is entirely false see DiLorenzo or Woods or the Treaty of Paris for further informationp 124, Washington commits a false dilemma fallacyp 125, unfortunately any reader of DiLorenzo s Hamilton s Curse will see that the anti federalists Jeffersonians did indeed lose the war, and the Hamiltons won and are winningp 126, hooray, he got something right the 2nd amendment but probably for the wrong reasonsp 131 2, for extraconstitutional notion of a cabinet , read unconstitutional, starting up the whole wretched empire of bureaucratic evil, pork, and avarice on the Potomacp 134, Hamilton s foreign birth prohibited him from becoming president thank Godp 135, national assumption of state debts, no matter how unequal the first socialist welfare programHamilton wanted a permanent national debt , and despite the effects of said debt, the authors still worship himp 136, used said debt to browbeat the rich of the day, and to create a national bank that eventually become the Federal Reserve, with all the wealth destruction so caused 95% of the value of the dollar since 1913 Hamilton had no illusions about the damages inherent in big government he just didn t care, or hoped to be the one holding the whipAuthors try to attribute the debt being paid down to Hamilton over 20 years when it took reversal of Hamilton by Jefferson and others to begin to pay down the debtin Hamilton s Curse p 137 The public purse must supply the deficiency of private resources Hamilton I.e., theft is OK when you don t get what you want Fortunately that idiocy at least brought Madison overchokengtitiktitikchokeng 138 Oh good, Hamilton s responsible for the whole implied powers nonsense, too Why is the author defending him again p 138 If the Whiskey Rebellion had been won, tyranny would have had to take a step back Every war advances it the War of Southern Independence being the next big one.In general it seems Zinn tells the story, as objectively as he can, and Schweikart Allen are writing one long editorial or position paper It leaves a bad taste even when they re rightchokengtitiktitikchokeng 152 Authors make excuses for the Alien and Sedition Acts Faugh p 153 Those idiots then make a content free false assertion that the Constitution repudiated the doctrines of the Kentucky and Virginia resolutionschokengtitiktitikchokeng 160 Authors still fellating Hamilton and crediting him for Jefferson s successeschokengtitiktitikchokeng 168 Burr should have a monument for saving the Republic for a little while from Hamilton s machinations see DiLorenzo s book Hamilton s Curse Hamilton a brightest light What a joke This is why it s hard to take this extended rant of a book seriously too much biased opinion, rather than facts from good sources and allowing the reader to draw their own conclusionschokengtitiktitikchokeng 168 It s not pre emptive i.e., initiatory aggression war to respond to actual attackschokengtitiktitikchokeng 174 Misspelling of Niagara Niagra Ouchchokengtitiktitikchokeng 178 skimmed only not really worth my time nothing new to learn facts wise, and the authors opinions are frequently odious and always unwelcomechokengtitiktitikchokeng 182 Demonstrates continued lack of understanding of the federal system in praising McCulloch v Marylandchokengtitiktitikchokeng 210 1 Another failure to understand federalismchokengtitiktitikchokeng 250 Yes, morality is above law, especially law not consented to and you can bet the slaves did not consentchokengtitiktitikchokeng 260 Hey, they get one thing right Ultimately slavery could only exist through the power of the state p 299, baseless assertion that the South meant to violate the Constitution no matter what without any sort of explanationchokengtitiktitikchokeng 300, baseless driveby assertion that secession was evil and that all the good people stayed home from the southern elections Got one thing right, though most Southerners fought to defend their state and nation and to uphold constitutional principles, not for slaverychokengtitiktitikchokeng 302, it is not just an exaggeration but an outright lie to claim that the War of Northern Aggression Civil War was only about slavery Numerous historical facts must be ignored to make such a claimchokengtitiktitikchokeng 303, as Block and others point out, secession is freedom of association and always available by right, even if those exercising their freedom are murdered by tyrants such as Lincolnchokengtitiktitikchokeng 305, tyranny in Maryland, including arrest of state legislators and ignoring the supreme court illegal creation of a new state from a state that Lincoln claimed never left the hence involuntary unionp 312, Lincoln was not actually a good strategist at all he tried to micromanage his generals, frustrating them exceedinglychokengtitiktitikchokeng 313, whether called hard war or total war , murdering, raping, pillaging noncombatants, and destroying their property, is evil authors whitewashing attempt failschokengtitiktitikchokeng 313, another whitewash northerners did not go to war because Southerners had broken the law as if the USA could define law in another nation , but to regain territory and tax revenuechokengtitiktitikchokeng 324, O for the good old days when profligate murderous wars only cost 2 million per day p 324, adding a tax to make people use the state s banknotes isn t fixing a loophole it s just new theft Lincoln and Chase can be blamed for much of the state s control of banking a sad legacyp 326, desperation makes people stupid, sadlyp 347, tried to gloss over Jefferson Davis not having done anything illegal either in war or independencep 347, finally, Lincoln s Last Days the murderer and destroyer of liberty brought to justice p 348, neither treason nor sedition make sense as accusation against CSA citizens who owed no allegiance to a foreign governmentp 349, certainly not Lincoln shall life in infamy, not as a hero of any sortp 349, ah, the Lost Cause, which authors begin with slander perverted and continue with slander Marxist , Neo Confederate To set a few things straight it is not worth arguing whether secession was legal or constitutional those concepts from inside the compact did not apply to a party leaving the compact.Second, in the War of Northern Aggression WoNA , there were many wrong parties and a few right The Southern common soldiers, fighting to defend their homeland, were certainly in the right One might also claim exception for draftees on either side, since they were threatened with death for desertion, depending on how practical it would have been for them to escape or if for Southerners they eventually came to fight in defense of their homes as well Some of the Southern generals Lee especially were also clearly fighting to stop a foreign attack in fact, I do not know if many or any were fighting to maintain slavery that is not to deny its support among many of the politicians.As to wrong, we have anyone in the north seeking to conquer, seeking to teach a lesson as the redcoats tried to do but failed in the last American War for Secession , and so forth, to maintain the union as the euphemism had it, was certainly evil It was also abundantly clear e.g., in H W Crocker III s Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War that the northern soldiers and generals were fighting because they were told to, and certainly not to free any slaves any suggestion of that motivation is stillborn But we also have, of course, wrong on the side of the slaveholders and any who would fight for slavery rather than in defense of their country, whose numbers we cannot determine, except to realize that most soldiers would be poor and own no slaveschokengtitiktitikchokeng 350, while slavery was not irrelevant as a cause of war, there were certainly other important causes, the tariff the national tax of the time, chiefly inflicted upon the South for improvements in the north being one of themp 351, it is not important whether the US government wasoppressive than the CSA s government that either was oppressive is bad enough morality is not a relative gamep 351, another jewel in the pigsty the government did indeed perpetuate Jim Crow, where the market would notp 351, they are right but not as intended that the WoNA was about freedom whether a people had as Lincoln himself claimed the right to self determination or no and by force of arms they proved that this people in this time did not have the power, but the right remains for everp 352, the WoNA destroyed the USA as a voluntary unionp 515, mostly skimming now even through all the stupid things the authors write to absolve Wilson of purposefully and unnecessarily dragging the US into the war, but their defense of propaganda is pretty laughable, and weak too the defense is that it was obviously accepted and enthusiastically received , which, dimwits, is the goal, so all that s saying is that the propaganda was successful Same pagerationalization of infringements to liberty speech and press This is what happens when people with no principles attempt to write a history based on what they wanted to have happenedchokengtitiktitikchokeng 517, they gloss merrily over the reinstitution of slavery, called euphemistically the draft they scarcely criticized the income tax and if a Republican had passed it, they likely would have cheered another hazard of the unprincipled is that they look at who does something, rather than the nature of the act cf Bush vs Obama bombing brown people p 523, well, finally, some mention of Britain and France s culpability, but way too late and of Wilson s punitive treaty giving the Allies anything they wanted so long as they joined his pet League of Nations At least strokes finally clobbered that useless idiotchokengtitiktitikchokeng 565, almost gets it if a task was valuable, someone in the private sector would have paid to have it done except they add the perfidious or citizens would have imposed taxes on themselves no, just no the first part is all citizens do not impose taxes on themselves if they want to pay for something they will pay voluntarily, so taxes are imposed on the unwilling under the auspices of democracy taxation, as we know, is theftp 567, unclear if he is calling the NRA programs justified or saying that they would be claimed to be justifiable by their advocates but it looks like the former is being claimed, which is of course inaccurate they did not get the nation the individuals therein out of the depression they generally lengthened it or did nothing see, e.g., Folsom p 591, Americans had little appreciation for a society steeped in a tradition of extreme nationalism, really This is meant to be a joke, right reinforced through indoctrination in its public education system yeah, that d never happen in the US and replete with military training of children from the time they could walk well, one for three ain t bad instead of military training, military worship is ingrained chokengtitiktitikchokeng 592, you can just about take it as gospel that in this book terms like absurd mean absolutely true chokengtitiktitikchokeng 596, disturbing that they continue to use the term isolationist after admitting earlier that they mean non interventionist chokengtitiktitikchokeng 596, if people were so hot to get into the war that they were sneaking in, why was conscription used p 599, authors defending propaganda because the sweet little Americans weren t bloodthirsty by nature forgot the War of Northern Aggression chapter after writing it, did we p 685, these are not public accommodations they are private businesses, or should be e.g., in the cases of government run transportation , and the part of the Civil Rights Act that coerced their proprietors forced association such as the EEOC was an infringement on freedom of association, and hence individual libertyp 700, violating most laws unrelated to actual harm should have no negative connotations for anyone, although these groups did do harm by destroying propertyp 702, authors show support for banning of books and speechp 720, world meddler not world leaderp 720, 1975 BASIC computer language invented by Bill Gates , hahap 735, social conservatives may rightly decry no fault divorce, but it is better than the alternative, that is, the state forcing people to stay together denying freedom of association, or even freedom to exit a contract first settling debts, of course, in some reasonable way based on contributions p 816, no mention of the PATRIOT act an extremely inconvenient infringement on liberty for neocons let s just ignore itp 829, they conclude with faith in majoritanism and infringement of individual rights, unfortunately would they had promoted liberty


  3. says:

    A fantastic way to get true American history For such a thick volume, it reads incredibly well, even humorous in some parts Refreshing after years in the institution of the university system.


  4. says:

    We have been lied to Large blocks of vital history that makes us who we are today are maliciously absent from today s high schools and universities We are products of a system that makes us inclined toward self loathing as Americans Informed, educated people know that the liberal left has taken over our public schools beginning in the early 70 s You don t have to be a right wing conspiracy nut to know that history books were rewritten in order to indoctrinate our youth into believing that th We have been lied to Large blocks of vital history that makes us who we are today are maliciously absent from today s high schools and universities We are products of a system that makes us inclined toward self loathing as Americans Informed, educated people know that the liberal left has taken over our public schools beginning in the early 70 s You don t have to be a right wing conspiracy nut to know that history books were rewritten in order to indoctrinate our youth into believing that the United States as a republic is evil and that our system of government is a failure and therefore free enterprise , democracy and capitalism, along with the republic a nation of laws should be replaced by either communism or socialism Informed, educated people know that the media including TV shows and movies is overwhelmingly dominated by leftist and that the news is no longer objective but selectively revealed to support leftist causes.This book changes all that and gives you the real history of our great and proud country It shows you integral parts of our past that remain untold in our schools to this day and explains the Progressive Movement which was begun by President Woodrow Wilson and perpetuated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt Progressives believe that those who don t work to help themselves should get free money from those who have it and that the role of government should be to forcibly take it from them in the form of excessively high taxes Progressives don t believe in the axiom absolute power corrupts absolutely and seek to expand the role of government like a control freak parent They see the splinters in other peoples eyes, but ignore the beam in their own eyes.If you believe that you should not only give a hungry man a fish through the act of voluntary charity not forced and that the hungry man should be taught to fish for himself, then this book is for you On the other hand, if you don t believe in personal accountability and that the individual s problems are a result of society and that government is the answer to all problems socialism, communism, fascism then this book is not for you


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    A Patriot s History of the United States APHotUS is really two books one of them pretty good another atrociously bad The book that is good is from about 1776 to about 1870 It describes in very positive but also sensible tones how incredible the United States was what revolution meant and how the Founding Fathers shaped the world stage The book starts with Columbus landing in 1492 it glosses over his bad acts and continues on to describe the colonies through the revolution Its here the A Patriot s History of the United States APHotUS is really two books one of them pretty good another atrociously bad The book that is good is from about 1776 to about 1870 It describes in very positive but also sensible tones how incredible the United States was what revolution meant and how the Founding Fathers shaped the world stage The book starts with Columbus landing in 1492 it glosses over his bad acts and continues on to describe the colonies through the revolution Its here the book makes its first major error it claims that the Founding Fathers were very Christian and wanted American to be a Christian Nation There is almost nothing accurate about that assertion, but the book makes it You literally have to keep your eyes from rolling out the back of your head while they claim that men like Washington, Adams and Jefferson were God fearing Christian men You may experience nausea The book recovers by describing the tortured history of the US when it was half free and half slave The book catalogues the desperate attempts by men like John Wilmont, Henry Clay, John C Calhoun, Daniel Webster and ultimately Abraham Lincoln to either end slavery or keep the Union moving without facing the issue Its at the brink of the Civil War that the book, I believe, flirts with greatness the book systematically and effortlessly DEMOLISHES every single argument that claims that the Civil War was anything but a war against slavery and how SLAVERY and no other reason was why the South seceded from the Union The book gives a point by point, logical and persuasive set of arguments that leaves one with no doubt that Slavery lay at the heart of Civil War and nothing else Its factual, its elegant, and its powerful.The book never comes close to this again From that point on the book is unreadable a terrible book with terrible history and terrible research Here are just some highlights Claims that John Wilkes Booth shot himself to avoid capture Not true Claims that companies that violated the Anti Trust laws were better for America and that those who opposed them were jealous Never mentions the how the Government ended things like the 18 hour work day and child labor Juts never mentions it And then we get to 1929 and the book just implodes Its here that the book makes no pretense of being objective the book basically says that Hoover caused the Depression by wait for it making the Government do too much IO must stress that the books provides absolutely no evidence for this assertion, only bald faced conclusions The book really hates its anti logic stride when it gets to FDR and claims that FDR prolonged the depression provides no facts for this that had FDR done nothing private enterprise would have built the economy back up like it had not done from 1929 1932 and how FDR was lucky Let that sink in a minute Yes because when I think of inheriting the worst economy in modern history and then facing Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan in a horrible war I think That man is soooo lucky The book ramps it up Claims Joe McCarthy was a great American States that Watergate was the result of John Dean not Richard Nixon you have to be pathologically crazy to believe any of this States that the Hippie, anti war protesters were, in effect, a bunch of whiners The book then hits its zenith bashing every democrat after Truman and canonizing Ronald Regan and George W Bush It basically says that Ronald Reagan was brilliant going so far to say that Regan was showing wit when he said I swear to God he said this that if the Ozone layer was being depleted then people needed to replace it Wit The book goes so far as to say you cannot take it seriously but it says it that Clinton inherited the Ronald Reagan Economy Now forget the fact that Reagan had been out of office 4 years when Clinton came in and that Reagan s last great economic reform was in 1986, because facts will not get in the way of a good story The book hits Clinton even bringing up items that have been proven to be patently false that Clinton fathered a child with an African American woman whom he had raped and when it gets to Vince Foster it says ugh that Foster had allegedly committed suicide Amazing.And George W Bush is a masterful statesman The book ends in 2003 which is hilarious because its in 2008 that everything this book has claimed that the free market knows best was exposed as being a fraud But hey at least we invaded Iraq I cannot give the book one star because its evisceration of the South s pathetic It wasn t slavery it was state s rights that caused the war argument was masterful Other than that the book, to put it mildly, is very bad history, not properly researched and completely untrue So, if you watch Fox News you will love it


  6. says:

    Remember being taught about the heroism of the battle of Iwo Jima How about the moral compass of the founding fathers of the United States What about the intracate reasons of why capitalism was not only adopted as the US s financial, but also the way it actually was used as the cornerstone to build the country from scratch If you barely have vague recollections of these events, you probably grew up indoctrinated by public schools and Universities, being force fed the negative history of a cou Remember being taught about the heroism of the battle of Iwo Jima How about the moral compass of the founding fathers of the United States What about the intracate reasons of why capitalism was not only adopted as the US s financial, but also the way it actually was used as the cornerstone to build the country from scratch If you barely have vague recollections of these events, you probably grew up indoctrinated by public schools and Universities, being force fed the negative history of a country that enslaved, not a country that fought to end slavery, a country who s government spent it s citizens tax dollars trying to spy on it s own citizens, not a government who is the sole financial support of ailing 3rd world countries around the world.This book was written by College History Professors that were fed up with the negative selective teaching of the academically approved history books It Walks the reader through the US, shining a light on the forgotten moments and actions that made this country the shining light, and beacon of hope in the world


  7. says:

    I find it humorous that people get all bent out of shape about historical bias What You were looking for a perfect world Get real I like this because it takes the liberal look at history Revisiting America Readings in Race, Culture, and Conflict, Susan Wyler Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong James W Loewen and, of course, A People s History of the United States 1492 to Present, Howard Zinn and turns it on its ear I ve had my students read f I find it humorous that people get all bent out of shape about historical bias What You were looking for a perfect world Get real I like this because it takes the liberal look at history Revisiting America Readings in Race, Culture, and Conflict, Susan Wyler Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong James W Loewen and, of course, A People s History of the United States 1492 to Present, Howard Zinn and turns it on its ear I ve had my students read from both sides of the track And guess what There s difference And guess what So what If you don t like it, I suggest you go to a country where there s only one opinion, like Iraq, for example There is great advantage to reading both sides to build critical thinking skills Actually, it simportant for students, and people in general, to build these skills than it is to stifle difference Let difference ring But let those with greatest egaletarian efforts culled from rigorous critical thinking lead this country with open minds and open, caring arms Peace


  8. says:

    The difference between A Patriot s History and other American History Books is that you can tell that Schweikart and Allen actually Appreciate and Respect the United States Unlike Zinn s People s History book, which carries with it a palpable distaste for what the United States WAS and IS, the authors of A Patriot s History of the United States are clearly not rooting for a downfall of the United States The facts remain the facts, and they are clearly outlined and sourced The chapters a The difference between A Patriot s History and other American History Books is that you can tell that Schweikart and Allen actually Appreciate and Respect the United States Unlike Zinn s People s History book, which carries with it a palpable distaste for what the United States WAS and IS, the authors of A Patriot s History of the United States are clearly not rooting for a downfall of the United States The facts remain the facts, and they are clearly outlined and sourced The chapters are also segmented in a way that allows the reader to absorb the information by topic and in order, not just by date, but also by cause effect It is well written, easy to read, easy to understand, and respectful of our Nation s Leaders throughout I would recommend it for readers of all ages, particularly teens young adults, but also for older readers looking for clarity on the history that they were NOT taught in school


  9. says:

    This book is like the last refuge of scoundrels Garbage.


  10. says:

    This was an excellent, unbiased, and comprehensive history of the United States I learned so muchfrom this book than I ever learned in history classes in school Reading it chronologically really helped to see the big picture and the cause and effect of many different events Although some reviews state that this is a one sided view, I would disagree I felt the author showed the good, the bad, and the ugly of many political parties after all, in our nation s history there have been mor This was an excellent, unbiased, and comprehensive history of the United States I learned so muchfrom this book than I ever learned in history classes in school Reading it chronologically really helped to see the big picture and the cause and effect of many different events Although some reviews state that this is a one sided view, I would disagree I felt the author showed the good, the bad, and the ugly of many political parties after all, in our nation s history there have beenparties than just democrat and republican, so it s a little tough for the author to be biased toward or against parties that no longer exist This book also tells the truth backed up with almost 100 pages of footnotes and references instead of sugar coating I only wish he would add another chapter about the current mess we have ourselves in This is a boom I will keep handy so I can refer back to it someday with our children


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