The 10 Big Lies About America

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 9780307449832
Release Date: 2008-11-18
Genre: Social Science

“It ain’t so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble,nineteenth-century humorist Josh Billings remarked. “It’s the things we know that just ain’t so.” In this bold and brilliantly argued book, acclaimed author and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our country—in spite of incontrovertible facts to the contrary. In The 10 Big Lies About America, Medved pinpoints the most pernicious pieces of America-bashing disinformation that pollute current debates about the economy, race, religion in politics, the Iraq war, and other contentious issues. The myths that Medved deftly debunks include: Myth: The United States is uniquely guilty for the crime of slavery and based its wealth on stolen African labor. Fact: The colonies that became the United States accounted for, at most, 3 percent of the abominable international slave trade; the persistence of slavery in America slowed economic progress; and the U.S. deserves unique credit for ending slavery. Myth: The alarming rise of big business hurts the United States and oppresses its people. Fact: Corporations played an indispensable role in building America, and corporate growth has brought progress that benefits all with cheaper goods and better jobs. Myth: The Founders intended a secular, not Christian, nation. Fact: Even after ratifying the Constitution, fully half the state governments endorsed specific Chris­tian denominations. And just a day after approving the First Amendment, forbidding the establishment of religion, Congress called for a national “day of public thanksgiving and prayer” to acknowledge “the many signal favors of Almighty God.” Myth: A war on the middle class means less comfort and opportunity for the average American. Fact: Familiar campaign rhetoric about the victimized middle class ignores the overwhelming statistical evidence that the standard of living keeps rising for every segment of the population, as well as the real-life experience of tens of millions of middle-class Americans. Each of the ten lies—widely believed among elites and taught as truth in universities and public schools—is a grotesque, propagandistic distortion of the historical record. For everyone who is tired of hearing America denigrated by people who don’t know what they’re talking about, The 10 Big Lies About America supplies the ammunition necessary to fire back the next time somebody tries to recycle these baseless beliefs. Medved’s witty, well-documented rebuttal is a refreshing reminder that as Americans we should feel blessed, not burdened, by our heritage. From the Hardcover edition.

The 5 Big Lies About American Business

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 9780307587473
Release Date: 2010-11
Genre: Political Science

Challenges popular myths about the American corporate system, arguing that free-market businesses are responsible for providing today's food, medical care, and other necessities of life, offering contrary insights into topics ranging from globalization to corporate ethics.

The American Miracle

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780553447262
Release Date: 2016
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

An account of twelve decisive events that the conservative-radio-host author believes suggest an "intelligent design" to America's story reveals providential aspects of well-known incidents and lesser-known events that had long-term impact.

The American Miracle

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780553447262
Release Date: 2016
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

An account of twelve decisive events that the conservative-radio-host author believes suggest an "intelligent design" to America's story reveals providential aspects of well-known incidents and lesser-known events that had long-term impact.

Saving Childhood

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061877605
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Family & Relationships

Saving Childhood offers parents and grandparents practical strategies to cope with a society that seems perversely determined to frighten and corrupt its young. Cultural critic and popular radio host Michael Medved and his wife, psychologist Diane Medved, argue that in a mistaken effort to curb problems plaguing its youth, our culture has changed from protecting childhood as a precious time of growth to hammering even the smallest youngsters with a grim, harsh, and menacing view of the world. The Medveds systematically present unassailable scientific evidence, moving anecdotes, and personal experiences of raising their three young children to explain the attack from four primary directions--media, schools, peers, and even well-intentioned parents themselves. In a unique analysis the Medveds define innocence not as ignorance but as the result of three components--security, a sense of wonder and optimism. They empower parents and all who care about childhood with concrete, easily accomplished means to fend off the assault, as well as advice for handling hurdles such as the Internet, television, peer pressure, and the plague of pessimism. Saving Childhood enables us to restore and maintain for our children imagination, confidence, and hope for the future.

The Power of Art Revised

Author: Richard L. Lewis
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337671972
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Art

Compelling and accessible, THE POWER OF ART features gorgeous images and themes that connect with today's students and an engaging writing style that's praised by instructors and students alike. The revised third edition delivers a brief yet comprehensive survey which demonstrates that art is everywhere and relevant to all students. The text incorporates global material, reflecting cultural intersections and mutual influences--and Art News boxes present real events, connecting art to students' lives. In addition to excellent art history coverage, THE POWER OF ART features a diverse mix of artists and spotlights current trends in artistic mediums and themes. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hollywood vs America

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062046208
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Genre: Social Science

Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride patriotism? In this explosive book, one of the nation's best known film critics examines how Hollywood has broken faith with its public, creating movies, television, and popular music that exacerbate every serious social problem we face, from teenage pregnancies to violence in the streets. Michael Medved powerfully argues that the entertainment business follows its own dark obsessions, rather than giving the public what it wants: In fact, the audience for feature films and network television has demonstrated its profound disillusionment in recent years, with disastrous consequences for many entertainment companies. Meanwhile, overwhelming numbers of our fellow citizens complain about the wretched quality of our popular culture--describing the offerings of the mass media as the worst ever. Medved asserts that Hollywood ignores--and assaults--the values of ordinary American families, pursuing a self-destructive and alienated ideological agenda that is harmful to the nation at large and to the industry's own interests. In hard-hitting chapters on "The Attack on Religion," "The Addiction to Violence," "Promoting Promiscuity," "The Infatuation with Foul Language," "Kids Know Best," "Motivations for Madness," and other subjects, Medved outlines the underlying themes that turn up again and again in our popular culture. He also offers conclusive evidence of the frightening real-world impact of these messages on our society and our children. Finally, Medved shows where and how Hollywood took a disastrous wrong turn toward its current crisis, and he outlines promising efforts both in and outside the industry to restore a measure of sanity and restraint to our media of mass entertainment. Sure to elicit strong response, whether it takes the form of cheers of support or howls of enraged dissent, Hollywood vs. America confronts head-on one of the most significant issues of our times.

American Betrayal

Author: Diana West
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312630782
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Genre: History

Argues that today's government has abandoned basic beliefs in favor of socialist practices, citing the roles Truman, Eisenhower, McCarthy, and others in allowing Russian influences, promoting liberalism, and enabling Islamic tolerance.

Government By the People 2014 Elections and Updates Edition

Author: David B. Magleby
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780133914948
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Political Science

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyPoliSciLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyPoliSciLab, search for for 0134114043 / 9780134114040 Government by the People, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition plus MyPoliSciLab for American Government — Access Card Package, 25/e Package consists of: • 0133914682 / 9780133914689 Government by the People, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition, 25/e • 0133930645 / 9780133930641 MyPoliSciLab for American Government Valuepack Access Card MyPoliSciLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in American Government Explore American politics through the Constitution Government by the People provides a thorough, Constitution-based introduction to the foundational principles, processes, and institutions of American government. Throughout, authors David Magleby, Paul Light, and Christine Nemacheck highlight the central role that people play in a constitutional democracy, inspiring students to see how similarities and differences in political beliefs continue to shape government to this day. The 2014 Elections and Updates Edition includes coverage of the major issues in today’s headlines to engage students in learning, as well as to boost the relevance of course material to students’ lives. Also available with MyPoliSciLab® MyPoliSciLab for the American Government course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyPoliSciLab does not include an eText. Government by the People, 2014 Elections and Updates Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

9 11 Ten Years Later

Author: David Ray Griffin
Publisher: Interlink Publishing
ISBN: 9781623710033
Release Date: 2012-08-13
Genre: Political Science

On the tenth anniversary of the Septemer 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, David Ray Griffin reviews the troubling questions that remain unanswered 9/11 Ten Years Later is David Ray Griffin's tenth book about the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Asking in the first chapter whether 9/11 justified the war in Afghanistan, he explains why it did not. In the following three chapters, devoted to the destruction of the World Trade Center, Griffin asks why otherwise rational journalists have endorsed miracles (understood as events that contradict laws of science). Also, introducing the book's theme, Griffin points out that 9/11 has been categorized by some social scientists as a state crime against democracy. Turning next to debates within the 9/11 Truth Movement, Griffin reinforces his claim that the reported phone calls from the airliners were faked, and argues that the intensely debated issue about the Pentagon—whether it was struck by a Boeing 757—is quite unimportant. Finally, Griffin suggests that the basic faith of Americans is not Christianity but "nationalist faith"—which most fundamentally prevents Americans from examining evidence that 9/11 was orchestrated by U.S. leaders—and argues that the success thus far of the 9/11 state crime against democracy need not be permanent.

This Favored Land

Author: Michael Medved
Publisher: Crown Forum
ISBN: 0451497414
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: History

In part two of bestselling author and national radio host Michael Medved's sweeping historical narrative, This Favored Land: American Miracles In the Modern Era reveals moments of divine destiny in United States history from the civil war to modern day. In The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, Michael Medved uncovered a pattern of extraordinary and improbable turns in the young nation's ascent to power. Now, in the anticipated second volume, the nation's epic tale enters the modern era. As the civil war comes to an end and reconstruction begins, the Union is narrowly saved from total demise. But contempt still runs hot through the battered nation, and the future of the United States is still at stake. In This Favored Land, Medved reveals the instruments of fate that took the bedraggled country from its lowest point to her dominant role on the world stage today. Following the paths of American heroes and the little known figures who played indispensable roles in the unfolding of the nation's freakishly fortunate destiny, This Favored Land proves that the founding fathers were right: God has always been--and continues to be--at work in shaping the fate of the nation.

Stalin s Secret Agents

Author: M. Stanton Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439147689
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: History

A primary source examination of the infiltration of Stalin's Soviet intelligence network by members of the American government during World War II reveals the dictator's dubious partnerships with such top-level figures as Vice President Henry Wallace and chief advisor Harry Hopkins. Co-written by the author of Blacklisted by History.

Fahrenheit 451

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451673319
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Fiction

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Wealth And Poverty Of Nations

Author: David S. Landes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780349141442
Release Date: 2015-04-20
Genre: Social Science

The history of nations is a history of haves and have-nots, and as we approach the millennium, the gap between rich and poor countries is widening. In this engrossing and important new work, eminent historian David Landes explores the complex, fascinating and often startling causes of the wealth and poverty of nations. The answers are found not only in the large forces at work in economies: geography, religion, the broad swings of politics, but also in the small surprising details. In Europe, the invention of spectacles doubled the working life of skilled craftsmen, and played a prominent role in the creation of articulated machines, and in China, the failure to adopt the clock fundamentally hindered economic development. The relief of poverty is vital to the survival of us all. As David Landes brilliantly shows, the key to future success lies in understanding the lessons the past has to teach us - lessons uniquely imparted in this groundbreaking and vital book which exemplifies narrative history at its best.

American Fascists

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743284462
Release Date: 2008-01-08
Genre: History

Explores the political ambitions of the Christian right, discussing how their agenda gained momentum through alternative networks, schools, and publishers, and warns that another national crisis may enable the Christian right to seize political power.