Narratives on historical events are often incorrectly asserted. After WWI, a false and dangerous narrative was propagated about the events that lead to war. By the twenties and up until the invasion of Poland, the false narrative of practically absolving Germany of any of it's blame in leading to war was the rage. The Treaty at Versailles was the lighter of several consequences floated. They deemed the other, too harsh. All the while, Europe began to disarm believing that French and British arms build up previous to the war was instigation. Meanwhile, Hitler amassed a great army and was preparing his campaign.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...
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