Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. LoewenAmericans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past.
In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in todays climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. From the truth about Columbuss historic voyages to an honest evaluation of our national leaders, Loewen revives our history, restoring the vitality and relevance it truly possesses.
Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking, Loewen unveils the real America in this iconoclastic classic beloved by high school teachers, history buffs, and enlightened citizens across the country.
The Science of Lying
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Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions. Others think the dark side of human nature is aided more than stifled by technology. By Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie. The Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the tumultuous U. This makes many vulnerable to accepting and acting on misinformation. Misinformation is not like a plumbing problem you fix.
What is the main idea of the article "It's the Truth: Americans Conflicted About Lying" by NBC News? 5 points Americans tell lies even though they don't like it.
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What Washington and Wall Street have been saying about the U. And as a founder of the Critical Signals Report , I am singularly committed to offering precisely that: facts, not rants or opinions. As a hedge fund manager and family office executive responsible for investing billions of dollars around the world, it was my job to analyze numbers rather than listen to salesmen or prompt-readers.
It can be hard to get people to face the truth sometimes. Especially about lying. In a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll, over half of respondents said lying was never justified. Apparently white lies are an acceptable, even necessary, part of many lives — even though we dislike the idea of lying. Rebecca Campbell knew exactly what she was doing when she recently told her 4-year-old son that there were no more cartoons on TV. But, says the year-old mother from Quincy, Ill. Which is, of course, why new haircuts receive so many compliments, notes Teresa Velin, a mother in Palm Desert, Calif.
From the very beginning, The Americans has always treated its high-stakes premise—Russian spies infiltrating American life from the inside—as a microcosm for broader thematic concerns. While Elizabeth has always had a bedrock loyalty to her country and her mission, Philip has harbored doubts since the beginning of the series, expressing distress about the violence he commits and how his lies will impact his children. When Gabriel introduces the threat of biochemical pathogens into their lives, Philip wants to run away more than ever, but also recognizes that fantasizing about escaping to Russia is much easier than actually uprooting his family, something that Elizabeth immediately recognizes, despite her deep commitment to the cause. Simply put, The Americans is one of the very best directed, photographed, and edited shows on television, and the fourth season features some of its best setpieces to date. But Weisberg also understands that people need principles to give their lives meaning, no matter how shortsighted they may be.