The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers

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by Brion McClanahan
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596985933
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
Politically Incorrect Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
540,130
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Dr. Kevin Gutzman
"Brion McClanahan's bang-up new book gives us the Founding Fathers as they really were, providing what intelligent readers of history want: the plain truth. In short, the men who made the USA deserve our admiration, and McClanahan's fascinating account shows just why."--(Dr. Kevin Gutzman, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution)
Dr. Thomas Woods
"Brion McClanahan does far more than merely rehabilitate the Founders. In his devastating and relentless presentation, he reminds us, on one issue after another, how utterly opposed they were to what has since become fashionable opinion. Here's the stuff our competent historians know but would rather you didn't."--(Dr. Thomas Woods, author of New York Times bestsellers Meltdown and The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History)
Dr. Clyde Wilson
"Our American Founding Fathers were the leaders in the creation of a unique and noble experiment in liberty and self-government. The passage of time, the misunderstandings of superficial commentators, and misrepresentations by those pushing agendas incompatible with the Founders' wisdom, have hidden and distorted our real history. Dr. Brion McClanahan, one of the ablest of younger historians, has gone a long way toward uncovering who the Founders were and what they really intended."--(Dr. Clyde Wilson, Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina and Editor of the John C. Calhoun Papers)
Dr. Tom DiLorenzo
"The American history profession ignores or denigrates our founding fathers because they were champions of liberty and feared Big Government. Brion McClanahan's Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers sets the record straight and revives the true history of these great men. Every student-and teacher-in America needs to read this book."--(Dr. Tom DiLorenzo, author of Hamilton's Curse)

Meet the Author

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.

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The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Founding Fathers 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Grannykins More than 1 year ago
This is an amazingly enlightening book reminding us of what our Founders really did and meant for us to follow. Some things I had forgotten and some I never knew. This book should be required reading in all of our schools for students to really understand who these people were and what it really meant to be here in the beginning of this great Nation of ours. These are true Patriots. It also shows us how little has changed in the "politics" involved in governing. Perhaps reading this book will light a torch illuminating our great Constitution once again and bringing us back to small government and states rights as it was and as it should be.
guitaoist3 More than 1 year ago
Finally no more lies
Russell_Kirk More than 1 year ago
Well written and comprehensible.
PatriotAG More than 1 year ago
This book should replace the current History Books in Public Schools.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learn the things they won't teach you in school and some of the things your elected officials hope you never learn about how our founding fathers felt the country should really be run. The book contains good references to additional books for those who want to dig deeper on certain topics. As a historical re-enactor and history buff I found excellent discussions and quotes I can use to engage the public that I encounterm who are too often misguieded or under educated on the policies and beliefs our country was founeded on.
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jfk1942 More than 1 year ago
Very good companion book for teaching history. I think that school libraries should have it. I also give the same recommendation for the rest of the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brion McClanahan clearly knows his stuff. Unfortunately he offers very little in the way of startling new information. Marketing P.I.G as a book that provides information that competent historians would rather you didn't know is a provocative yet very misleading claim. The book reads more like a bad version of Monarch notes.