Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Alan Brinkley is a Jackass

Alan Brinkley is a dickhead with a PhD in history. He wrote my history book for school. I do not like Alan Brinkley.

For example, let's analyze Brinkley's writings on the New Deal in "American History: A Survey (Eleventh Edition)." In chapter 25, Brinkley sympathizes for President Hoover, basically saying that, "Oh, he did a lot of stuff to help and try the depression. Really, he tried really hard." In chapter 26, Brinkley attacks FDR's New Deal, claiming that, "The New Deal didn't do anything at all. It was worthless and socialist and FDR sucked. I mean, ok, it did a little bit, but not really. World War II fixed the problem."

Oooh, then when he writes about (this is a real quote this time), "The displays of courage began with the heroism of firefigheres and rescue workers in New York City, who unhesitatingly plunged into the burning towers of the World Trade Center..." (Brinkley 949-950). If this isn't biased writing, then I have no opinions.

Of course, the author's best choice for a photo of supporters of the Kyoto Climate Treaty on page 943 features a bunch of people dressed up in bear outfits.

I haven't read the more modern stuff, but I know it's going to piss me off more. I'll probally add to this pile of shit later.

Brinkley, if you'd like to chat, send me an e-mail.

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