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by Lynne Cheney

eBook Telling The Truth epub
  • ISBN: 0684825341
  • Author: Lynne Cheney
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Reprint edition (September 17, 1996)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1203 kb
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by Lynne Cheney (Author). Lynne Cheney's most recent book is the New York Times bestseller, We the People: The Story of Our Constitution, illustrated by Greg Harlin.

by Lynne Cheney (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0684825342. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots, A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America, and Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America, and has written a memoir, Blue Skies, No Fences.

Lynne Cheney's most recent book is the New York Times bestseller, We the People: The Story of Our Constitution, illustrated by Greg Harlin. She is also the author of the New York Times bestsellers America: A Patriotic Primer, A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women, When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots, A Time for Freedom: What Happened When in America, and Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America, and has written a memoir, Blue Skies, No Fences

Lynne Cheney has been married to Richard "Dick" Cheney since 1964. Telling the Truth (1995).

Lynne Cheney has been married to Richard "Dick" Cheney since 1964. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren. Their daughters are Elizabeth Cheney and Mary Cheney. Lynne Cheney giving a public reading from her book America: A Patriotic Primer to the students of Vincenza Elementary School in Vicenza, Italy. Kings of the Hill: How Nine Powerful Men Changed the Course of American History (1996).

Telling the Truth book. In Telling the Truth, Cheney gives us a detailed examination of American cultural and political institutions, journalism, and education

Telling the Truth book. In Telling the Truth, Cheney gives us a detailed examination of American cultural and political institutions, journalism, and education. She shows how a disdain for object Challenging the rhetoric of multiculturalism, radical feminism, critical race theory, and other popular trends, Lynne Cheney calls for the restoration of truth and reason to a central place in our lives.

Lynne Cheney Telling the Truth Ford Hall Forum 1995.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Lynne Cheney Telling the Truth Ford Hall Forum 1995.

Lynne Cheney is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, former chairman of the NEH, an. .The book authored by former vice president Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney arrives on bookshelves Tuesday. Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America, makes the case for a strong national defense advising readers, For the better part of a century, security and freedom for millions o. he book authored by former vice president Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney arrives on bookshelves Tuesday.

A prominent conservative spokeswoman charges that an attack on truth is undermining the nation's educational, legal, and political institutions and social mores.

Telling the Truth is a book by Lynne Cheney considers a particular aspect of relativism and the damage it has done: so-called multiculturalism in primary and secondary education.

Telling the Truth is a book by Lynne Cheney considers a particular aspect of relativism and the damage it has done: so-called multiculturalism in primary and secondary education; political correctness in the universities; deconstructionism in the scholarship of the humanities; radical feminist legal theory in legal education and jurisprudence; politicized exaggeration and falsification in art, popular culture, and psychotherapy; and so-called new (.

As in her book Telling the Truth, Mrs. Cheney explains this viewpoint’s effect on American life in fields ranging from . Cheney explains this viewpoint’s effect on American life in fields ranging from education, t.In our schools and colleges, students now learn that truth doesn’t exist. Currently a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, her views on subjects ranging from the state of our schools to the condition of our politics gain authority not only from her deep knowledge of history but from her experiences at the highest levels of our national life.

The former chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities shows how a disbelief in objectivity and truth have led to a moral and intellectual crisis that threatens the nation's cultural, political, and educational institutions. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Comments: (7)
Gtonydne
Finally, a book that says the same thing my husband has been saying for years. If you want to know why there are so many crazy things going on in the world/USA, a lot has to do with postmodernism. What is that? you ask. Answer: relativism, multiculturalism, political correctness, redefining terms, reinterpreting standards. As Lynne Cheney discovered when meeting postmodernists, truth is not only irrelevant, it just doesn't exist (p. 16). Though she wrote it in 1995, the concepts very much apply to today. It's great reading a book that has decent punctuation--oh, but that's relative, too, I suppose. No, commas save lives. "Let's eat Grandma" or "Let's eat, Grandma." Or how about, "Congress makes the laws, the Supreme Court interprets the laws, and the President enforces the laws," or enforces the laws he agrees with, or ignores the laws he doesn't like, or goes around Congress when Congress gets in the way (i.e. freeing the five worst terrorists at Gitmo). Postmodernism! And when problems arise because he did not enforce the laws (i.e. securing the Southern border), it's the Republicans' fault! Wow! What a distortion of the truth!
Darkraven
I purposely bought and read Lynne Cheney's book because I want to understand why conservatives are so mad and what the objects of their anger are-this book was a primer for understanding many elements of a diseased mind.I read this book noting the many topics that distress her, and collectively the American conservatives all the while thinking that these are not new issues-they were being argued about and discussed 40 years ago and yet she seems bewildered by them-as if they are new and were just thrust onto the intellectual stage in the last decade. It's appalling that soneone who played centre stage in the Reagan circus could be so unaware of popular trends that she is surprised by these social-political movements germinating far back in the last century--where's she been? As I read the book and realized the many streams of current thinking that upset her, I realized that they all seemed perfectly normal to me-they are ideas that are the norm here in Western Australia-ideas that wouldn't raise an eyebrow yet seem to cause firestorms of outrage among American conservatives. You read her book and wonder what's the problem-of couse the things she/conservatives worry about are correct-the way things should be in their mind. After reading this book, you realize the author has missed a continent of factual material because it is impossible to think the way she does, and likewise all her supporters, unless you have been blinkered during your adult life.
POFOD
Lynn Cheney's intelligent book greatly enhances the body of literature dealing with America's cultural decline over the past 30-40 years. Her positions are astutely made, and the work is rich in specifics. Unfortunately, it was Mrs. Cheney's brave refusal to hold back that serves as book's sole drawback. Her graphic descriptions while generally appropriate can be nauseating at times. In her discussion of the assault on the arts, she references many the shock displays regurgitated into public view by too many so-call museums. There is just no tasteful way to relate "exhibits" that feature animal carcasses, human waste products, or pornographic debris that would make Bob Guccioni jealous. The one instance where the frank minutia seems gratuitous is the recounting of a heinous family murder that begins chapter 3. Readers may wish to skip this anecdote rather than forego a few nights sleep.
Beyond this tendency to lay it all on the line, Mrs. Cheney can hardly be faulted for the brilliant dialectic. A good portion is devoted to the revisionist theories currently being force fed to college students-especially in humanities-related studies. She rightly comments on the execrable danger presented by the one-sided indoctrination that has replaced factual learning and the presentation of multiple perspectives in America institutions of higher learning. The author, herself, demonstrates an exceedingly open mind; she speaks of the good aspects she sees in philosophies such as feminism, multi-culturalism, and Afrocentrism, even though she finds militant versions of these perspectives harmful.
The title of the book concerns the overall dismissal of the concept of truth that Mrs. Cheney explains is threatening so many segments of our culture. She does not truckle in the face of her imperious adversaries, boldly stating, "when we find ourselves faced with situations that violate good sense-whether it is how our children are being taught or how our legal system is abandoning the principles that have long undergirded it-we should, each of us speak out about what we see. We should not let ourselves be intimidated by seemingly sophisticated statements about how there is no reality and thus no truth."
This book was published in 1995 when her husband's political career seemed to be in permanent hibernation, but it does contain some forward-looking criticism of Al Gore. Reviewing the vice-president's controversial environmental tome, she castigates his animus toward western civilization and the infallibility of truth. She opines "as Gore describes it, the worldview that led to the scientific revolution has been responsible for everything bad (including `the atrocities of Hitler and Stalin') and nothing good, which does cause one to wonder what worldview the vice president imagines gave rise to anesthesia, (the) polio vaccine, and--his pet project-the information superhighway.
Any credible book that advocates veracity naturally criticizes Bill Clinton for his inimical views on truth and his widespread effort to disgrace the concept. Let's hope that this work serves as a fortuitous augur of an era that celebrates and strives to emulate all that is honest and noble in our American heritage.
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