The Politically Incorrect Guide

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Politically Incorrect Guide is a book series by Regnery Publishing presenting conservative or so-called "politically incorrect" beliefs on various topics. Each book is written by a different author and generally presents a conservative or libertarian viewpoint on the subject at hand. The series was the brainchild of Jeffrey Rubin,[citation needed] then editor of the Conservative Book Club, Regnery's sister company within Washington, DC-based Eagle Publishing.

Content[edit]

Each Politically Incorrect Guide contains the following:

  • "Guess What" sections, which oppose common liberal viewpoints.
  • "PC Myth" which discusses widely believed ideas that the authors see as completely false and what they believe to be the truth.
  • Boxed texts
    • "A Book You're Not Supposed to Read", depicted with a pig at the top of each box, lists books that challenge politically correct opinions about topics covered in the Guide.
    • "Pig" which lists quotes from notable authors supporting the opinions given. A picture of a microphone is featured at the top of each box.

Some books have variations on this theme, such as:

  • "Muhammad versus Jesus" quotes in The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam, which tells that Muhammad preached violence and Jesus nonviolence.
  • "What They Don't Want You to Learn From..." in The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature.
  • "A Book Atheists Want to Burn" instead of "A Book You're Not Supposed to Read" in The Politically Incorrect Guide to The Bible.
  • "Books the Viet Cong wouldn't want you to read" in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War.
  • "Books a Yankee Wouldn't Want You To Read" in The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War.

Reader-selected expansion[edit]

One feature of The Politically Incorrect Guide series is the ability for readers to vote (through Regnery's associate Human Events) on topics they would like to see covered in future books. The top three selected topics in a 2006 readers' poll[1] were: the United States Constitution, The Bible, and Capitalism. Books in the series for all three topics have since been published.

Criticisms[edit]

The Panda's Thumb, a blog which supports mainstream science and the consensus on evolution, reviewed The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design providing analysis on nine of the 17 chapters and called it "not only politically incorrect but incorrect in most other ways as well: scientifically, logically, historically, legally, academically, and morally."[2] Chris Mooney has criticized The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science, calling it "the Incorrect Guide to Science".[3] Some historians also took issue with The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War criticizing its "cherry-picked research and one-sided judgments of figures".[4][not in citation given] The One People's Project described author H.W. Crocker III as a neo-confederate.[5] Politically Incorrect Guide authors Kevin Gutzman and Clint Johnson have appeared on The Political Cesspool, a White nationalist radio show.[6]

Series[edit]

  1. The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (2004) ISBN 0-89526-047-6
  2. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades) by Robert Spencer (2005) ISBN 0-89526-013-1
  3. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science by Tom Bethell (2005) ISBN 0-89526-031-X
  4. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism by Carrie L. Lukas (2006) ISBN 1-59698-003-6
  5. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design by Jonathan Wells (2006) ISBN 1-59698-051-6
  6. The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature by Elizabeth Kantor (2006) ISBN 1-59698-011-7
  7. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South (and Why It Will Rise Again) by Clint Johnson (2007) ISBN 1-59698-500-3
  8. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism by Christopher C. Horner (2007) ISBN 1-59698-501-1
  9. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism by Robert P. Murphy (2007) ISBN 1-59698-504-6
  10. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin R.C. Gutzman (2007) ISBN 1-59698-505-4
  11. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting by Frank Miniter (2007) ISBN 1-59698-521-6
  12. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible by Robert J. Hutchinson (2007) ISBN 1-59698-520-8
  13. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East by Martin Sieff (2008) ISBN 1-59698-051-6
  14. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization by Anthony Esolen (2008) ISBN 1-59698-059-1
  15. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War by Harold William Crocker III (2008) ISBN 1-59698-549-6
  16. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal by Robert P. Murphy (2009) ISBN 1-59698-096-6
  17. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers by Brion McClanahan (2009) ISBN 1-59698-092-3
  18. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties by Jonathan Leaf (2009) ISBN 1-59698-572-0
  19. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War by Phillip Jennings (2010) ISBN 1-59698-567-4
  20. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism by Kevin D. Williamson (2011) ISBN 1-59698-649-2
  21. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the British Empire by H. W. Crocker III (2011) ISBN 1-59698-629-8
  22. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents: From Wilson to Obama by Steven F. Hayward (2012) ISBN 1-59698-776-6
  23. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroes by Brion McClanahan (2012) ISBN 1-59698-320-5

Translations[edit]

Three of the books have been translated into Spanish:

  • Guía Políticamente Incorrecta del Islam (y de las Cruzadas) ISBN 84-96836-07-5 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)
  • Guía Políticamente Incorrecta de la Ciencia ISBN 84-934669-9-9 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science
  • Guía Políticamente Incorrecta del Calentamiento Global (y del Ecologismo) ISBN 84-96836-17-4 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism

Three books have been translated into Italian:

  • Guida (politicamente scorretta) all'Islam e alle crociate ISBN 88-7180-722-7 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades)
  • Le balle di Newton ISBN 978-88-498-1640-2 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science
  • Guida politicamente scorretta alla storia degli Stati Uniti d'America ISBN 978-88-89341-40-7 - translation of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Politically Incorrect Votes are in
  2. ^ Cartwright, Reed A. (August 19, 2006). "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design Review". Panda's Thumb. Retrieved 2006-11-04. 
  3. ^ Yes, Virginia, There is a War on Science
  4. ^ http://www.hpronline.org/current-issue/books-and-arts/186
  5. ^ Hate Has Its Conferences: What Was Seen at CPAC 2009 April 28, 2009
  6. ^ "Political Cesspool guest list". Retrieved November 2, 2013. 

External links[edit]