Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into
trouble, 19th Century humorist Josh Billings remarked. "It's
the things we know that just ain't so."
In The 10 Big Lies about America, acclaimed author and
talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the biggest
fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our country - in
spite of incontrovertible facts to the contrary. He pinpoints
the most pernicious pieces of America-bashing disinformation that
pollute current debates about the economy, race, religion in
politics, the Iraq war, and other contentious issues.
Each of the ten lies - widely believed among elites and taught
as truth in universities and public schools - is a propagandistic
distortion of the historical record, argues Medved. For
everyone who is tired of hearing America denigrated by people who
don't know what they're talking about, The 10 Big Lies about
America supplies the answers necessary to address these
baseless beliefs. Medved's witty, well-documented rebuttal is
a refreshing reminder that as Americans we should feel blessed, not
burdened, by our heritage.
MICHAEL MEDVED is the host of the #7 talk radio show in the
country, reaching more than four million listeners in over 200
markets every week. He is the bestselling author of ten other
books, including Right Turns, Hollywood vs.
America, and What Really Happened to the Class of
'65? A member of USA Today's Board of Contributors, he
also writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. For more than a
decade he served as co-host of Sneak Previews, PBS's weekly
movie-review show. Medved graduated from Yale with
departmental honors in American history and attended Yale Law
School as well.
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