By Michael Zezima
Because while was once it unpatriotic to dissent? Why is it “un-American” to question our government’s guidelines? and the way did the a ways correct be able to declare the flag solely for itself?
A e-book that the rustic desperately needs,50 American Revolutions is a concise, fast advisor to the folks and occasions in our country’s heritage that progressives and a person no longer inspired by means of the novel Right’s warped model of patriotism will be pleased with. writer Mickey Z starts with Thomas Paine’s innovative manifesto good judgment, written anonymously as a pamphlet in January 1776 and skim by way of each member of Congress, and is going directly to spotlight the main awesome humans and occasions within the historical past of the us, all the way through to the households of September 11 sufferers within the team 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 an entire photograph people heritage, reliable with bad.
As with Russ Kick’s ultra-popular50 issues You’re now not speculated to Know,50 American Revolutions is completely sized for purses and coat wallet (it’s an analogous measurement as a CD), and at below $10, it’s a major present for someone whose notion 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” via Newsday. TimeOut New Yorksays he’s a “political provocateur.” To Howard Zinn, he’s “iconoclastic and bold.” the writer of 4 books, such a lot lately The Seven lethal Spins: Exposing the Lies at the back of struggle Propaganda, Mickey lives in Queens, big apple.
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50 American Revolutions You're Not Supposed to Know: Reclaiming American Patriotism by Michael Zezima