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Posted July 26, 2000
Holding a Mirror to Society
The author analyzes the effects of several decades of politically correct thinking in our institutions of higher learning, the media, etc and presents us with a state of affairs that must be depressing to anyone raised to value truth, accuracy and honor. She no doubt risks much in being frank. We will risk even more by not understanding our true situation. Thank you, Ms Cheney ...
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Posted July 12, 2004
Smart and disingenuous
Try to imagine, all cards on the table, what Cheney is really advocating. Something so esoteric (even in its supposed literality) as 'truth'? Seriously. She is a class warrior, and these sorts of polemics are simply the tracts designed to subdue and conscript the few on the right who are curious and intelligent enough to begin the steps of a liberal education. For all the imperfections that make them an easy target of second-rate minds such as the one that composed this book, the relativists and postmodernists that call to account Cheney's world of privilege are doing good work. They err, but they have always been doing good work (and there is such a thing as good work). The frightening trend in our era is not the imaginary obliteration of 'truth,' it's the very real possibility that conservatism in this country may just muster enough power to squash the liberal academic opportunity to think through the alternative to Cheney's principles of class and country. God help us when people begin to take books like this one too seriously.
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Posted July 26, 2000
Prophets Are Seldom Listen To Until Its Too Late!
The book outlines the dangers of restricting academic freedom by attacking those who research all phases of history by using methods that uncover the truth to best one is able. However, should that truth be political incorrect then it must be silence or one must attack the person who worked to find it. This is what the book warns about into todays America. It quotes various scholars on both sides of the arguments and then lets you be the judge. You will be enlighten by this book and it will broaded your base of knowledge on history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.