Mary Grabar

About Mary Grabar

Mary Grabar holds a PhD and has taught college English since 1993. She writes about education, culture, and politics. Her book, Debunking Howard Zinn (Regnery), will be published on August 20."

America, the Racist

Writing in the December 1991 issue of Academic Questions, Fred Siegel, associate professor of history at Cooper Union and a self-described liberal and Democrat, bemoaned a fashionable trend in history writing. The “New Historians,” he quipped, saw American life as “a story of defeat, despair, and domination. American history became a tragedy in three acts:

By | 2019-09-12T15:24:54-07:00 August 30th, 2019|Tags: |

A ‘Green Book’ for Conservatives?

Last year, an Oscar-winning movie made known to many of us what the “Green Book” was—a guidebook listing accommodations for the African American traveler during the days of Jim Crow segregation.  Today, I fear, we may need a “Green Book” for conservatives and Republicans.  Stephanie Wilkinson, co-owner of the Red Hen restaurant in

By | 2019-07-05T17:11:46-07:00 July 5th, 2019|

No Boys Allowed

Ten years ago while teaching English at Emory University, I noticed a trend. Each year there seemed to be more and more girls on campus. Also, from the time I started teaching college in 1993 as a graduate student, I would hear gripes from male students about their high school teachers and college

By | 2018-03-14T13:15:25-07:00 March 14th, 2018|

Our Conservative Folks

Back in the days of Jim Crow, many whites defended racial discrimination by trotting out stereotypes about “Our Black Folks,” who they maintained were satisfied with the status quo. Oh, they are quite happy with being maids, bootblacks, and sharecroppers, said the apologists. They like living on their “side of the fence,” as a character

By | 2017-04-03T05:35:25-07:00 March 10th, 2017|

The World Obama and Supplicant Republicans Have Made

In 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama famously disparaged middle America at a San Francisco fundraiser, calling them bitter people who “cling” to their guns and religion.  Obama’s opponent, John McCain, did not defend these Americans. Instead, his campaign reined in the feisty Sarah Palin. In debates with the cocky community organizer McCain muttered about “bipartisanship.”  After the

By | 2016-10-15T13:17:29-07:00 October 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

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