Friday, June 24, 2011

Owellian Re-Writing of History

I really like National Review's Mona Charen.  She writes on topics, like the culture, that I blog about.  Today, she reviews a new book that explores the Liberal revision of history into a more acceptable collection of "facts".

She starts her piece with a quote from Winston Churchill, who once said,
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Which, BTW, he did - in multiple volumes.  His history of the pre-WWII period is comprehensive and riveting (The Gathering Storm).

Mona points out one of the most ubiquitous examples, one that has made into mainstream history books:
In 1963, a popular Democratic president was assassinated by a Marxist named Oswald, who had actually defected to the Soviet Union and returned to the U.S. with a Soviet wife, was an active member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, and had attempted to assassinate a right-wing general named Edwin Walker earlier in the year.
So, who is blamed for the Kennedy assassination?  The "climate of hate" for Kennedy that supposedly existed in Dallas.  It was those nasty right-wingers.   Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain (from The Wizard of Oz).



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