By Robert Parry
"Investigative reporter Robert Parry reframes key chapters of yank heritage via exploring earlier occasions that also force the U.S. political narrative -- from why the Framers junked the Articles of Confederation in want of the structure, to how the trendy Republican celebration embraced a win-at-all-cost ethos, to why the Democrats turn away from the labor of responsibility. America's stolen narrative takes you on a trip from America's founding -- and the plotting of George Washington and James Madison -- to Richard Nixon's sabotage of Lyndon Johnson's Vietnam peace talks, directly to the Watergate scandal (showing how these darkish chapters have been rather one non-stop storyline). The booklet then explores the political deceptions that surrounded the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and the 2 George timber and explains how that fake heritage entrapped Barack Obama"--p. of canopy.
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Somehow, Dr. Warren managed to slip out of Boston himself and met up with the growing rebel force. Warren joined General William Heath, a self-taught military strategist who devised the harassing attacks that inflicted heavy casualties on the British forces (some 73 were recorded killed) while minimizing those of Americans (49 dead). Warren narrowly escaped death himself when a musket bullet struck a pin of his wig. He is reported later to have told his worried mother that “where danger is, dear mother, there must your son be.
Combined with those two key victories came clever right-wing messaging, whether the exploitation of racial resentments among working-class whites or the alteration of the founding national narrative into a story of free-market selfishness. The GOP and its right-wing allies also set to work investing billions of dollars in a media out-reach infrastructure. e. whites. ” Especially given the failure of progressives to invest seriously in their own media infrastructure to counter these reactionary messages, the Right succeeded in setting the national agenda and rewriting the founding narrative.