Thursday, February 17, 2005
Giving "Politically Incorrect History" the Boot
Max Boot, self-described neo-con, took offense when the NY Times book review labeled Thomas E. Woods Jr.'s Politically Incorrect Guide to American History as a neo-con take on history. According to Boot, and many others, Woods History is not only Politically Incorrect, it is also Historically incorrect. Oh, and as far as being a neo-con work? Nope, try paleo-con, says Boot. Though I would aver that confedera-con may be more accurate once one learns of Wood's backstory. In short, stay away from Wood's work. Boot suggests that a conservative would be better served by reading Paul Johnson's A History of the American People, which I also recommend, or Walter McDougall's A New American History, which is currently underway.
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