Mary Grabar

About Mary Grabar

Mary Grabar, Ph.D., author of Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America, is a resident fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization.

Is Your Christmas Tree Racist?
(And Other Tall Tales from Academia)

’Tis the season for rooting out discrimination and racism, whether it be the selection of Santas or hand gestures at the Army-Navy game—along with the culmination of a campaign beginning on January 20, 2017, to impeach a president declared “racist” by all smart and sophisticated people.  Add to this racist Christmas trees.  I learned this

By | 2019-12-24T16:37:05-07:00 December 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Channeling Howard Zinn

If there was any doubt about the political purpose of the New York Times’ 1619 Project this summer it should have been eliminated at the third Democratic Party primary debate. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) opened by accusing President Trump of “trying to sow hate and division among us.” Three-house-owning millionaire Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) inveighed

By | 2019-09-26T08:54:16-07:00 September 25th, 2019|Tags: |

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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