Students learn, for example, that the Founding Fathers were elitists who drafted the Constitution in order to protect their economic interests. … That Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation only because he needed black soldiers. … That racist groups such as the KKK represented our society in the early twentieth century. … That the failures of capitalism caused the Great Depression. All false, as readers will discover.Well, I don’t know about you, but I never heard any of these statements made during my many years of education. Not a single one. Schweikart, who claims to be a professor of history at the University of Dayton, has simply concocted these straw-man teachings in order that he can debunk them and then blame liberals for spreading such misinformation.
It doesn’t take my buying this book to know who’s lying to me.