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The “M” is Silent … part 2 …

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So we were looking at History authors because context is important and history is what gives us our context in the present – what came before shapes what is now. of course the progressives work hard at “adjusting” history to suite their narrative so one has to be discerning about just what one reads and takes seriously.

GWB and LB. Ceremony for 2006 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

2006 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Another modern history author of note is Paul Johnson. Paul Johnson is seated on the right in the image His works on History include:

1972 The Offshore Islanders: England’s People from Roman Occupation to the Present/to European Entry [1985ed as History of the English People; 1998ed as Offshore Islanders: A History of the English People] Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1974 Elizabeth I: a Study in Power and Intellect Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1974 The Life and Times of Edward III Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1976 Civilizations of the Holy Land Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1976 A History of Christianity
1977 Education of an Establishment in The World Of the Public School (pp13–28), edited by George MacDonald Fraser, Weidenfeld & Nicolson /St Martins Press (US edition)
1978 The Civilization of Ancient Egypt Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1981 Ireland: A Concise History from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day [as …Land of Troubles 1980 Eyre Methuen] Granada
1983 A History of the Modern World from 1917 to the 1980s Weidenfeld & Nicholson
1984 Modern Times: A History of the World from the 1920s to the 1980s Weidenfeld & Nicolson [later, …Present Time and …Year 2000 2005 ed] Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1987 Gold Fields A Centenary Portrait Weidenfeld & Nicolson
1987 The History of the Jews [2001ed] Weidenfeld & Nicolson (later editions titled A History of the Jews)
1991 The Birth of the Modern: World Society 1815-1830 Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) ISBN 978-1-78-022714-6
1996 The Holocaust Phoenix [pages 482 to 517 of A History of the Jews]
1997 A History of the American People Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 0-06-093034-9 [2]
2002 The Renaissance [: A Short History *] Weidenfeld & Nicolson/*Random House (USA)
2002 Napoleon (Lives S.) Weidenfeld & Nicolson [2003 Phoenix pbk]
2005 George Washington: The Founding Father (Eminent Lives Series) Atlas Books
2006 Creators HarperCollins Publishers (USA) ISBN 0-06-019143-0
2007 Heroes HarperCollins Publishers (USA) ISBN 978-0-06-114316-8; ISBN 0-06-114316-2; HarperCollins Publishing link to book
2010 Humorists HarperCollins Publishers (USA) ISBN 978-0-06-182591-0
2011 Socrates Viking (USA)

My favorites are highlighted in blue. It is not to blow my own horn that I suggest these authors but simply to illustrate that the information we need to make sense of the world we see is freely and easily available for anyone willing to look and read.

Without the information in these and other books we are destined to become desperate victims of our own ignorance easily manipulated by the malicious liars, the progressive talking heads, the agenda setters of NICE and in fact we must accept ultimate responsibility for the moral swamp in which we find ourselves en-mired on the way to the grave.

I will try to shine a bright light on other worthwhile authors uncontaminated by the progressive herd and worthy of our consideration but your mileage may vary. For sure, of course, if you are just completely happy with the daily media narrative and don’t want to think about the moral implications then God be with you and I hope you get a major wake-up call soon. I suspect if you got this far then you don’t fall into that particular slot, you know, the “They have eyes but will not see, they have ears but will not hear” crowd.



There may come a day image1Always remember, “be charitable in your judgements, never take yourself too seriously” and of course “Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.”

Sometimes when I post, I look at my sig and wish that I’d follow my own damned advice.