See Article History Equal protection, in United States law, the constitutional guarantee that no person or group will be denied the protection under the law that is enjoyed by similar persons or groups. In other words, persons similarly situated must be similarly treated. Equal protection is extended when the rules of law are applied equally in all like cases and when persons are exempt from obligations greater than those imposed upon others in like circumstances. The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.
I took this out of the library to attempt a reread Still don't care for it.
As noted, no changes. Oh my goodness aren't we brave to tell re-tell American history this way? Lewis' Great Divorce there's a high churchman of the Church of England who's going on about how brave he was to take a secular stand and renouncing "t Update: Lewis' Great Divorce there's a high churchman of the Church of England who's going on about how brave he was to take a secular stand and renouncing "traditional" beliefs.
The "person" he's talking to who was with him at that time calls him on it and says you were never in danger of being renounced. You were in the main stream and only pretending or possibly fooling yourself to put the best face on it to go against the main stream. That's what we've got here, Since the 70s it's been "fashionable" to try and "debunk" American values and heroes.
This one goes right down the line from going for the worst take possible on Columbus to attacking the motives of everyone involved in the American Revolution. You want to read this, fine. But let me suggest some balance, bias is bias no matter which side it comes from or comes down on.
I won't debate for example Christopher Columbus' motives here European "industrial" culture met a hunter gatherer culture and we got the predictable result. Does anyone really think that maybe fencing off the "New World" and making it a sort of preserve for tribal culture would ever have happened?
Yes there were tragedies I am not taking them lightly, all human history is rife with tragedy but the continual self flagellation and the "let's all hate America and feel guilty about history-ism" has gotten silly.
If we can't look at it for what it is and was and then move on we'll destroy ourselves. To say that Mike has a "eurocentric" view of history is ridiculous. Spend 7 minutes of your life scr Matt, you clearly haven'tr been paying attention. Spend 7 minutes of your life scrolling through the comments and you'll see him discussing examples from all over the world.
And as for "You don't even allow yourself the room to consider that maybe the way power has functioned historically has hardly been equitable, and where we're at today is a direct reflection of this very problem?
Euro-centric I think I just threw up a little. The late Howard Zinn takes off the filters with which American history is taught in schools and takes an unflinching look at how the US has not been the benevolent protector of democracy that propaganda would like us to believe.
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