By Michael Zezima
When you consider that whilst used to be it unpatriotic to dissent? Why is it “un-American” to query our government’s rules? and the way did the a ways correct be capable 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 folk and occasions in our country’s background that progressives and an individual no longer inspired via the unconventional Right’s warped model of patriotism could be pleased with. writer Mickey Z starts with Thomas Paine’s innovative manifesto good judgment, written anonymously as a pamphlet in January 1776 and browse through each member of Congress, and is going directly to spotlight the main striking humans and occasions within the heritage of the U.S., all the way through to the households of 11th of September sufferers within the workforce 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 little 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 ebook, making for an entire photo folks heritage, solid with bad.
As with Russ Kick’s ultra-popular50 issues You’re now not presupposed to Know,50 American Revolutions is completely sized for purses and coat wallet (it’s an identical dimension as a CD), and at under $10, it’s a big present for somebody whose suggestion 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 known as a “professional iconoclast” by way of 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 in the back of battle Propaganda, Mickey lives in Queens, manhattan.
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