50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism
Consortium Book Sales & Dist, 1 Σεπ 2005 - 155 σελίδες
Since when was it unpatriotic to dissent? Why is it “un-American” to question our government’s policies? And how did the Far Right manage to claim the flag exclusively for itself?
A book that the country desperately needs,50 American Revolutionsis a concise, quick guide to the people and events in our country’s history that progressives and anyone not impressed by the radical Right’s warped version of patriotism can be proud of. Author Mickey Z begins with Thomas Paine’s revolutionary manifestoCommon Sense, written anonymously as a pamphlet in January 1776 and read by every member of Congress, and goes on to highlight the most notable people and events in the history of the United States, right through to the families of 9/11 victims in the group Peaceful Tomorrows questioning the connection between the events of that day and the United States’ subsequent acts of aggression in Iraq.
In addition to concise essays on everything and everyone from the Bill of Rights to disability rights, Coxey’s Army to Public Enemy, Mickey also highlights important milestones along the timeline of the book, making for a complete picture of US history, good with bad.
As with Russ Kick’s ultra-popular50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know,50 American Revolutionsis perfectly sized for handbags and coat pockets (it’s the same size as a CD), and at less than $10, it’s a tremendous gift for anyone whose idea of patriotism needs some revision.
A self-educated kickboxing instructor who lectures on foreign policy at MIT in his spare time,Mickey Zhas been called a “professional iconoclast” byNewsday.TimeOut New Yorksays he’s a “political provocateur.” To Howard Zinn, he’s “iconoclastic and bold.” The author of four books, most recentlyThe Seven Deadly Spins: Exposing the Lies Behind War Propaganda, Mickey lives in Queens, New York.
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Mickey Z. at his tendentious best. He probes the many and various ramifications of events like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and recontextualizes them out of the realm of Monolithic ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής