The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers

Couverture
Regnery Publishing, 30 juin 2009 - 354 pages
The truth revealed--and PC myths shattered--about the Founding Fathers
Tom Brokaw labeled the World War II generation the "Greatest Generation," but he was wrong. That honor belongs to the Founders--the men who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of liberty and independence, and who established the United States. This was a generation without equal, and it deserves to be rescued from the politically correct textbooks, teachers, and professors who want to dismiss the Founders as a cadre of dead, white, sexist, slave-holding males.

Now, a clear-sighted conservative historian, Dr. Brion McClanahan, does just that. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers, he profiles Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and other important Founders; traces the key issues of the day and shows how they dealt with them; and in the process details the Founders' deep faith, commitment to the cause of independence, impeccable character, and visionary political ideals.

Even better, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers proves that the Founders had a better understanding of the problems we face today than do our own hopelessly liberal and painfully self-serving members of Congress. McClanahan shows that if you want real and relevant insights into the issues of banking, war powers, executive authority, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, states' rights, gun control, judicial activism, trade, and taxes, you'd be better served reading the Founders than you would be watching congressional debates on C-SPAN or reading the New York Times.

That makes The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers much more than simply a restoration of a bit of our patrimony, reconnecting us with the greatest political thinkers in our history--as urgently needed as that is. McClanahan shows that it was from their debates--and their bedrock conservative principles--that we secured our liberty. He argues that only by understanding their principles will we be able to keep the freedom that Americans have cherished for generations. That makes this a vital guide to restoring a sane, sober, Constitutional sense of responsibility to today's public debates.
 

Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire

LibraryThing Review

Avis d'utilisateur  - Mike-L - LibraryThing

The political agenda overwhelms the history. What might have been an informative and compelling look at some prominent figures in American history is essentially ruined by ideological bias. I found it ... Consulter l'avis complet

LibraryThing Review

Avis d'utilisateur  - torrey23 - LibraryThing

This is a book that deals with the founding of America, and with about 20 of the founding fathers. It is does not go into great detail on anything, but it does provide a good, albeit brief, overview ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
1
MYTHS REALITIES AND THE ISSUES
7
Paul Revere singlehandedly warned
17
Washington had an affair with
25
The Issues
49
THE BIG
83
George Washington
89
Thomas Jefferson
109
George Clinton
209
John Dickinson
219
Elbridge Gerry
229
John Hancock
239
Patrick Henry
249
Richard Henry Lee
259
Nathaniel Macon
267
Francis Marion
275

John Adams
127
James Madison
141
Alexander Hamilton
157
Benjamin Franklin
173
Samuel Adams
187
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
199
John Marshall
285
George Mason
297
Roger Sherman
309
What the Founding Fathers Would Do
329
Index
349
Droits d'auteur

Autres éditions - Tout afficher

Expressions et termes fréquents

À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Brion McClanahan holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of South Carolina. Born in Virginia, he attended high school in Delaware and received a B.A. in history from Salisbury University in Maryland. He lives with his wife and children near Phenix City, Alabama, just across the river from Columbus, Georgia.

Informations bibliographiques