By Michael Zezima
Considering whilst was once it unpatriotic to dissent? Why is it “un-American” to question our government’s rules? and the way did the a ways correct be able to declare the flag solely for itself?
A publication that the rustic desperately needs,50 American Revolutions is a concise, fast consultant to the folk and occasions in our country’s historical past that progressives and someone no longer inspired by means of the unconventional Right’s warped model of patriotism should be pleased with. writer Mickey Z starts with Thomas Paine’s innovative manifesto good judgment, written anonymously as a pamphlet in January 1776 and browse by means of each member of Congress, and is going directly to spotlight the main outstanding humans and occasions within the historical past of the us, during to the households of 9-11 sufferers within the staff peaceable Tomorrows wondering the relationship among the occasions of that day and the United States’ next acts of aggression in Iraq.
In addition to concise essays on every thing and everybody from the invoice of Rights to incapacity rights, Coxey’s military to Public Enemy, Mickey additionally highlights vital milestones alongside the timeline of the e-book, making for a whole photo folks heritage, strong with bad.
As with Russ Kick’s ultra-popular50 issues You’re no longer alleged to Know,50 American Revolutions is completely sized for purses and coat wallet (it’s a similar dimension as a CD), and at lower than $10, it’s an enormous reward for someone whose proposal of patriotism wishes a few revision.
A self-educated kickboxing teacher who lectures on overseas coverage at MIT in his spare time,Mickey Zhas been referred to as a “professional iconoclast” through Newsday. TimeOut New Yorksays he’s a “political provocateur.” To Howard Zinn, he’s “iconoclastic and bold.” the writer of 4 books, so much lately The Seven lethal Spins: Exposing the Lies at the back of conflict Propaganda, Mickey lives in Queens, long island.
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Patriot Words ... You 're not to be so blind with patriotism th at yo u can't face reality Wrong is wrong, no matter who doe s it or says it. - MalcolmX 50~ 152 16 EUGENEDEBSRUNSFOR PRESIDENT FROM A PRISON CELL Eugene V Debs (1855-1926) was one of the most prominent labor organizers and political activists of his time. He was also nominated as the Socialist Party's candidate for president five times. 400 1908: 402,820 1912: 897,011 America's entrance into World War I, however, provoked a tightening of civil liberties, culminating with the passage of the Espionage and Sedition Act in June 1917.
INVOLVEMENT IN WORLD WAR I In a textbook example of whitewashing, if today's America knows Helen Keller (1880-1968) at all, it's the easy-to-digest image portrayed in the 1962 film, The Miracle Worker. Brave, deaf, and blind girl "overcomes" all obstacles to inspire everyone she meets. "The Helen Keller with whom most people are familiar is a stereotypical sexless paragon who was able to overcome deaf-blindness and work tirelessly to promote charities and organizations associated with other blind and deafblind individuals," writes Sally Rosenthal in Ragged Edge.
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