Famed Historian James Loewen on Facts in the Age of Trump
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FEATURING JAMES W. LOEWEN – Barely a day goes by when President Donald Trump accuses the media of being “corrupt,” “failing,” and of course, promoting “fake news.” It has been a hallmark of his Presidential campaign and his presidency. The accusations are accompanied by his own relentless spewing of lies.
Now a new edition of the best-selling book Lies My Teacher Told Me highlights how much of our current discourse is not new.
James W. Loewen, bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus, and Sundown Towns. He also wrote Teaching What Really Happened and The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White and edited The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader. He has won the American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, the Spirit of America Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award. Loewen is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont and lives in Washington, DC. He now joins me to discuss the brand new edition of his famous book Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your History Textbook Got Wrong, which has a new introduction for the Donald Trump era.
This interview originally aired on 07/23/18