Barbara Tuckman

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    HAS ANY ONE READ THE MARCH OF FOLLY from troy to vietnam
    BY B.W.TUCKMAN.
    Icant help seeing history repeat itself in iraq
     
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    HAVE YOU READ IT
     
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    It's actually Barbara TUCHMAN, and she's hardly an authority on wars or American policy. She's a historian. We have history books if we want to learn about our countries history, I don't need to have a biased view presented to me.
     
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    You don't think history books are biased?
     
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    History books are not op/ed articles. The data is usually factual in nature.

    I'm more interested in the FACTS of what happened as opposed to a historians viewpoint.
     
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    My experience is quite the opposite, although still factual. During junior high and high school all the history books we had avoided ANY reference to things like the indian removals or ugly points in US history like Antietam and such. I had to go outside to the actual public libraries to see history from all viewpoints.
     
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    Let's put it this way, DK...

    If you are sending your children to school and you know they'll be taking history courses, would you rather they be taught via standard text books or would you prefer they learn from Limbaugh, Coulter, Franken, Clinton, Gore, Bush....?

    I'm not saying the US history books are biased any less than any other countries history books, but it's a helluva lot better than teaching them someone elses opinions.
     
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    Time is the best bulls..t filter we have and this book is hardly one womans veiw. Its a corellation of indisputable fact minus the political spin.
    This woman is an American treasure and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes.
    GUYS TURN OF YOUR COMPUTERS AND READ THE BOOK NO MATTER WHAT YOUR BELIEFS.
     
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    Are you stating her entire book is "fact" and doesn't offer her viewpoint of things that transpired? Would you like to retract that statement before I make you look foolish?
     
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    This is what im talking about when i say the rest of the world is frustrated with the amerian peoples ignorrance. Big brother controls you guys without you even knowing it.
    Its the same here just not to the same extent.
     

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