Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Reading Assignments

REVISIONIST HISTORY: PART 1
I picked up the new issue of GQ during lunch today (having a newsstand in the office is a nice perk), and read several well-written pieces on a variety of subjects. But the Editor's Letter by Jim Nelson is one of the best things I've read about the destruction of education and history unfolding in Texas. It cuts right to the bone, and cops just the right attitude. Read the whole thing.

HEADS UP, HE NEVER HAD ANY...
Daniel Larison
rips the Band-Aid off the tire-swinging media types lamenting the departure of John McCain's Integrity. It breaks down perfectly how McCain thrived so many years by fooling some of the people, some of the time. And now when his transparent policy shifts should be fooling NO ONE, the morons in the media are waxing nostalgic.

REVISIONIST HISTORY: PART 2
Today's big, bad, brave bullying Teabaggers would shit their pants and die on the spot if they actually encountered real communism, facism or tyranny. An interesting post by a historian on the fallacies spread by these ignorant jackasses, and why it's a mistake not to confront it.

3 comments:

Smitty said...

That Texas school board stuff scares the shit out of me. They have convinced themselves of some larger liberal education agenda, and they are willing to get our history completely fucking wrong just to make a larger political statement. Since history doesn't support their notions...they'll just rewrite it! We did a post about this some time ago over at ATK.

I printed out the Slate "this is what real communism looks like" article and will read it later...

Deb said...

Saw this today and thought you'd appreciate it:

http://dailyhurricane.com/2010/04/tim-wise-imagine-if-the-tea-party-was-black.html

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