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Encyclopedia > The Politically Incorrect Guide

The Politically Incorrect Guide book series by Regnery Publishing presents counter-arguments to commonly held ideas in a "politically incorrect" manner. Unfit for Command, published by Regnery Publishing. ... Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ...


The series began with a guide to American History around the time of the 2004 election. The next book was about Islam and the Crusades, and aimed to show that Islam was a distinctive "religion of war" unlike any other religion in history. “American history” redirects here. ... Presidential election results map. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ...


Since that time, the series has grown rapidly, and currently is published at a rate of around six new titles per year.


Each Politically Incorrect Guide has the following five features:

  • Contents which lists all the questions each Guide will be answering. Each question is answered as a separate chapter.
  • Guess What at the beginning of each chapter, which shows a few facts that liberals will not like
  • PC Myth which discusses ideas that are widely believed but which the authors see as completely false. This is followed by a discussion of why the myth is believed and what the reality is
  • Boxed texts
    • A Book You're Not Supposed to Read (with a pig at the top of each box) lists books that challenge politically correct opinions about topics covered in the Guide in question
    • PIG which lists quotes from authors to back up the opinions given. Some of these authors, like Bertrand Russell[1], are not ones who would support most opinions given in the series
    • Quotes, usually from people whose opinions the Guide does not favour

Critical opinion of the series has naturally varies, with liberals somethimes regarding the series as propaganda written by people with vested interests in the agendsas they support. Other liberals have attempted to satirise the series by displaying non-existent titles.[2][3]. Conservatives have generally viewed the books as valuable counters to liberal myths, though at times they have been sceptical of the standard of writing in the series[4]. For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ... Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970), was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, and pacifist. ... For other uses, see Propaganda (disambiguation). ... 1867 edition of the satirical magazine Punch, a British satirical magazine, ground-breaking on popular literature satire. ...


One unusual feature of the Politically Incorrect Guides series is the fact that readers can (though Regnery's associate Human Events) vote for what topics should be covered by the series in the future. The most recent poll was in 2006[5] and said that the most important topics not yet covered were the Constitution followed by the Bible and capitalism. (All of these have had P.I.G.s written about them since). Human Events is a weekly conservative magazine founded in 1944. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ...


Series

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods (December 2004) ISBN 0895260476
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades) by Robert Spencer (August 2005) ISBN 0895260131
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science by Tom Bethell (November 2005) ISBN 089526031X
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism by Carrie L Lukas (May 2006) ISBN 1596980036
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design by Jonathan Wells (August 2006) ISBN 1596980516
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature by Elizabeth Kantor (November 2006) ISBN 1596980117
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why It Will Rise Again) by Clint Johnson (January 2007) ISBN 1596985003
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism by Christopher C Horner (February 2007) ISBN 1596985011
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism by Robert P. Murphy (April 2007) ISBN 1596985046
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin R.C. Gutzman (June 2007) ISBN 1596985054
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting by Frank Miniter (September 2007) ISBN 1596985216
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible by Robert J. Hutchinson (October 2007) ISBN 1596985208
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East by Martin Sief (January 2008) ISBN 1596980516
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization by Anthony Esolen (May 2008) ISBN 1596980591

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History is a book by Thomas Woods, published in December of 2004. ... Thomas Woods Thomas E. Woods, Jr. ... The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades) is a book by best-selling author Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch. ... The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science was the third book in the Politically Incorrect Guides series published by Regnery Publishing after the Guides to American History and Islam. ... The Independent Womens Forum (IWF) is an organization that, according to its website, was established to combat the women-as-victim, pro-Big Government ideology of radical feminism. ... Cover of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design is a 2006 book by the American intelligent design activist Jonathan Wells, published by the conservative Regnery Publishing. ... The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming: (and Environmentalism) is a controversial book by Competitive Enterprise Institute fellow Christopher C. Horner. ... The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, published in 2007 and authored by Austrian school economist Robert P. Murphy, is the ninth book in the popular conservative series Politically Incorrect Guides. ... Robert P. Murphy Robert P. Bob Murphy (born 23 May 1976) is an Austrian School economist and anarcho-capitalist author. ...

Translations

Because of the American focus of the books and their appeal to an ideology unrepresented in 21st-century European politics, there have been very few requests for translations of Politically Incorrect Guides. Nonetheless, three of the books have been translated into Spanish: For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Look up translate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • Guía Políticamente Incorrecta del Islam (y de las Cruzadas) ISBN 8496836075 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)
  • Guía Políticamente Incorrecta de la Ciencia ISBN 8493466999 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science
  • Guía Políticamente Incorrecta del Calentamiento Global (y del Ecologismo) ISBN 8496836174 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism

External links

  1. ^ "Bertrand Russell on Islam" in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And The Crusades); published 2005 by Regnery Publishing; p. 173
  2. ^ 90 Percent True
  3. ^ Something Awful
  4. ^ The Claremont Institute - Why We Read
  5. ^ Politcally Incorrect Votes are in
  • Official Website
  • Regnery Publishing page

 
 

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