Jim Loewen

Sociologist James W. Loewen is the author of Lies My Teacher Told Me.

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  • Future Shock and History

    by James W Loewen

    From the late Alvin Toffler historians can learn a lesson:  Their work should take the future into account. 

  • Ten Questions for Yale President Peter Salovey

    by James W Loewen

    Every year that it retains the name Calhoun College, Yale declares on its campus that John C. Calhoun was a hero worthy of the honor of having a building named for him.

  • Reconstruction: The Sixth Myth

    by James W Loewen

    This is the Reconstruction myth the Washington Post wouldn't let me debunk on the grounds no one believed it. Then Hillary showed she did!

  • The Stethoscope as Synecdoche

    by James W Loewen

    The real purpose behind that celebrated shiny instrument doctors wear around their necks like a talisman.

  • BLM and Me

    by James W Loewen

    An encounter at airport screening provides a lesson for us all about what the Black Lives Matter movement means. 

  • The Tallest Mountain – The Silliest Naming – Reversed on August 31, 2015

    by James W Loewen

    Ohio's John Boehner wants to keep the name McKinley. It remains to be seen whether he can undo the action by the Department of the Interior, especially since Republican leaders from Alaska support the original name, Denali, over McKinley. But the mountain should be named Denali.

  • Celebrating John C. Calhoun in Minnesota!

    by James W Loewen

    John C. Calhoun is remembered for what he did in the latter half of his adult life. In those years, he rationalized slavery, suppressed freedom of speech, and legitimized secession. Surely that legacy should persuade Minnesotans to rename Lake Calhoun.
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