History is normally written from the point of view of the winners and rulers. But in this business of winning and ruling, many people are killed and impoverished. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States [also here] examines history from the perspective of the losers and ordinary people — the workers. Also: Chris Harman, A People’s History of the World, 1999, 2008.
Frances FitzGerald, America Revised: History School Books in Twentieth Century (1979)
James W. Loewen, Lies My Teacher Told Me, 1995, 2007.
Education Is a System of Indoctrination of the Young – Noam Chomsky
In 1999, I came to Chicago to create and manage the site “In Search of the Real University of Chicago.” It no longer exists, but it can be accessed via the Wayback machine: click here.
Martin Gardner, Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, 1952.
See also Peter Kropotkin’s essay criticizing Representative Government.