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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties

Di: Jonathan Leaf
Letto da: Rick Silversmith
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In this blast from the past, Leaf exposes the lies and busts the myths propagated by the liberal establishment. Did you know that the civil-rights movement did little to improve the lives of average African Americans and that most Americans actively supported the Vietnam War and the draft?

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties proves that the anti-Vietnam War sentiment and free-love slogans that supposedly defined the decade were just a small part of the leftist counterculture. The mainstream culture was more politically incorrect, but you'll never hear that from a liberal pundit or read it in a politically correct textbook.

©2009 Jonathan Leaf (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"Has any decade been more mythologized than the 1960s? I doubt it. Read Jonathan Leaf, who corrects and debunks the conventional wisdom - and who also teaches us interesting and important things about that time, and ours." (William Kristol, editor, Weekly Standard)
"Jonathan Leaf almost makes the 60s worth it in this merciless debunking of the myths of our decade of shame. Fun, informed, and - above all - valuable." (Rich Lowry, editor, National Review)

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
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Immagine del profilo di Thomas G
  • Thomas G
  • 06/12/2020

Biased reviews much?

When I looked for the supposed 34 reviews, but all I found a double entry by a leftist jerk who had nothing decent to say. My assumption was that he certainly didn’t listen to the book, he just picked it because it was “politically incorrect” then ripped it and the whole series. Since the book is “included” I suppose most people don’t bother offering a full review for a free book.

This made me want to listen more than anything, because I’m used to seeing trolls rip good books and podcasts because they don’t like the politics of the author.

By the way, the book IS good for what it is. If you actually want to hear a viewpoint that runs counter to the mainstream narrative, then that is what you’ll get. If you are on the left, expect your beliefs to be challenged. Make no mistake - nobody is saying that this is only a dull recitation of facts. It is opinion bolstered by facts, and the personality of the author does shine through.

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  • Charles M
  • 18/04/2012

More opinion than fact....

Would you try another book from Jonathan Leaf and/or Rick Silversmith?

No. It's mostly just opinions by someone who doesn't like the view of 60's culture.

Has The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes. I expected the "politically incorrect" part to be non-biased facts.

Did Rick Silversmith do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

If he was going for an opinionated curmudgeon, he nailed it.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was on sale.

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for fact based political incorrectness - and I was - skip this series. Over all, it was just not that good.

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  • robin
  • 08/07/2021

worse than listening to someone reading the obits

forget the material,or even the author's objectives who can seriously get through it ?

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  • David A. Staley
  • 24/12/2022

Good book

Well researched and read. Finally the truth about the 60’s and the radical left.
Well worth the credit.

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Immagine del profilo di D. Molina
  • D. Molina
  • 07/07/2022

Truth will not be silenced

Setting the record straight and also identifying the subtle sources which are at work today to dismantle society. Nothing new but nothing we cannot deal with and overcome!

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  • Gary
  • 20/05/2022

Okay Boomer

Enjoyed the other Politically Incorrects in the series but as soon as it hit the music portion it went downhill fast. As a classically trained and sight reading pianist and self taught,non sight reading guitarist I can verify the author has no idea what they're talking about in regards to "chaos",synchopation or anything regarding rock music. The fact that the weirdest and wildest musician of the era,Frank Zappa was ommitted is blasphemous. And the fact is that the only drugs Zappa enjoyed were nicotine and caffeine(the main drugs of the working class and conservatives). Okay Boomer,you lost me. Very disappointing.

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  • philippe jacob
  • 08/05/2022

Edifying book about normalcy

This book is very much about how a normal person is by definition: a racist, a far right wing capitalist, and has a duty to conform the rest of the world to the obviously ‘higher’ values of the western society. Beside this: don’t even try to find in this book any deeper reflections about anything at all…

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  • Daisy Hill
  • 29/01/2022

I'm an intelligent flag waving American...

...and I agree with some of what is stated...BUT other things I don't recall happening as he said. And boy does he have disdain for Mick Jaggar. If you weren't there read this with a grain of salt.

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Immagine del profilo di Utente anonimo
  • Utente anonimo
  • 11/12/2021

Decent history, bogged down by tiresome qualitative judgments

This book does have some things going for it in that it presents a view of history often overlooked and deals with some specific events about which factual misperceptions seem to be very common in society today.

I am usually quite a fan of this series for its ability to present well-researched and engaging alternate viewpoints to the standard high school or college curriculum (and certainly to the “conventional knowledge” upon which many people rely). This specific title, however, was flawed in its over-reliance on subjective assessments of value. The chapter on music, for example, presented fascinating statistics on what 1960s American society was really tuning into, but I could have done without the tirade against rock music. Recognizing the artistic quality and skill of the classical greats doesn’t turn their music into something I can turn on in the car or at the gym for in-the-moment enjoyment, much as I wish I could.

He also seems at times to advocate conservatism because it is conservative rather than because such principles arrive at a just and righteous conclusion in the circumstance at hand. One should do what is right not what is conservative or liberal, and if that happens to be, in ones own mind, more often than not a conservative or liberal act, then one might identify as someone of that persuasion for that reason.

Well performed by a reader I’ve come to know and enjoy on audible and a worthwhile read despite its flaws, though likely a one-time perusal.

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  • David J Roetman
  • 18/06/2021

Straight talk

Funny, incisive, and informative. Made me laugh frequently. About the right length and doesn't get bogged down. Must read/listen about the Vietnam war.

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  • Mr. M. Huxley
  • 24/01/2022

Excellent listen.

Debunks the myth of the 60s as a time of liberation. Highley recommended listen.

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  • stephen
  • 14/06/2017

Right wing

Poor right wing crap on the side of the establishment.. Just not fun at all