IN THE MAIL: 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask

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Recently received 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask by Thomas E. Woods Jr.:

Guess what? The Indians didn’t save the Pilgrims from starvation by teaching them to grow corn. Thomas Jefferson thought states’ rights–an idea reviled today–were even more important than the Constitution’s checks and balances. The –Wild” West was more peaceful and a lot safer than most modern cities. And the biggest scandal of the Clinton years didn’t involve an intern in a blue dress.

Surprised? Don’t be. In America, where history is riddled with misrepresentations, misunderstandings, and flat-out lies about the people and events that have shaped the nation, there’s the history you know and then there’s the truth.

In 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, Thomas E. Woods Jr., the New York Times bestselling author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, sets the record straight with a provocative look at the hidden truths about our nation’s history–the ones that have been buried because they’re too politically incorrect to discuss. Woods draws on real scholarship–as opposed to the myths, platitudes, and slogans so many other –history” books are based on–to ask and answer tough questions about American history, including:

– Did the Founding Fathers support immigration?
– Was the Civil War all about slavery?
– Did the Framers really look to the American Indians as the model for the U.S. political system?
– Was the U.S. Constitution meant to be a –living, breathing” document–and does it grant the federal government wide latitude to operate as it pleases?
– Did Bill Clinton actually stop a genocide, as we’re told?

You’d never know it from the history that’s been handed down to us, but the answer to all those questions is no.

Looks interesting. Other good questions include “How does Social Security really work?”, “How Antiwar have antiwar Liberals been over the years?”, and “What do foreign aid programs have to show for themselves?”

Many thanks to Crown Forum Publishing for the look-see at 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask


  1. Thanks for putting this out here. I might buy the book. I like to see what it has to say about the founders and immigration. I wonder if they would have been in the open borders crowd?

  2. Sounds interesting, but I’m not sure why the author (or was it a reviewer of the book?) seems to think Samuel Clemens is a suitable objective judge of Theodore Roosevelt’s sanity.