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A Review of The Politically Incorrect Guide to… Series

Nov 29, 2012

Regnery Publishing has done us all a great service by producing The Politically Incorrect Guide to… series. First introduced in 2004, for a decade now these terrific volumes have helped to bring us a bit of truth and evidence, challenging the PC version of events.

Fact is separated from fiction on a whole range of topics. All the PC topics get a good run, be it capitalism, Islam, global warming, American history, the Bible, and western civilisation. They of course reflect a conservative point of view, whether on politics, economics, history, culture, religion, or society.

The need for these books should be fairly obvious. Not only is the mainstream media largely dominated by those of the secular left, so too is much of Western education. Indeed, most textbooks would also reflect the leftist PC version of things, and it is hard to get more conservative perspectives on most issues being debated today. The same is true of most bookstores today in the West.

Thus things have sprung up such as conservative alternative media, and conservative publishing houses, of which Regnery is one. The aim is to try to get some balance into the public debate on most issues which tend to be heavily leaning to the left.

So if you are interested in a particular field, such as history or economics, and want to get a point of view you may not have encountered before, or want to get a bit of a broader view on topics which have tended to come from just one slant, then this series will be a great resource indeed.

The volumes range between 200 and 300 pages, but some of the books are even bigger still. There seem to be 23 volumes in the series so far. It is hoped that many more are on the way. Here then is the full set thus far, broken down by year of publication:

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. Thomas Woods, 2004

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades). Robert Spencer, 2005.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Science. Tom Bethell, 2005.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex and Feminism. Carrie Lukas, 2006.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Jonathan Wells, 2006.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature. Elizabeth Kantor, 2006.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism. Robert Murphy, 2007.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible. Robert Hutchinson, 2007.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism. Christopher Horner, 2007.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the South. Clint Johnson, 2007.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. Kevin Gutzman, 2007.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization. Anthony Esolen, 2008.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East. Martin Sieff, 2008.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting. Frank Miniter, 2008.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War. H.W. Crocker, 2008.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers. Brion McClanahan, 2009.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Great Depression and the New Deal. Robert Murphy, 2009.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Sixties. Jonathan Leaf, 2009.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Vietnam War. Phillip Jennings, 2010.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to British Empire. H.W. Crocker, 2011.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism. Kevin Williamson, 2011.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real America Heroes. Brion McClanahan, 2012.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents. Stephen Hayward, 2012.

Happy reading.

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8 Responses to A Review of The Politically Incorrect Guide to… Series

  • Bill it would be helpful for a link to these books.
    Also, are they on download as eBooks?
    Scott Kroeger

  • Thanks Scott

    Here is the publishers’ website:

    www.regnery.com/imprint/politically-incorrect-guides/

    See also the amazon link above. They also come in ebook format I believe.

    Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch

  • Lets all of us be politically incorrect, for a more balanced Society and a better World. Damn the Political Correctness which has no basis other than evil and domination of the thoughts and minds of sniveling, conniving and deceptive Man made philosophies.

    Lets all be politically in-correct and bring back Christ into all things. Take the X out Christmas and put the Saviour, back into it and celebrate Christmas (Christ Mass) and discover what a better World we would be. The only problem is that it is already too late, like flogging a dead horse Western Society is already too far down the Gurgler, because for too long good Men have done nothing, which has allowed Evil to prosper to such a state that it is now embraced by the Masses in the Facade of Good.

    Leigh Stebbins

  • Most encouraging. Once again Bill, Christian life and action appears to be calling us to a subversive activity. This should lead us back to our roots.

    I had a good look at the online link you supplied. One can have quite a good read of parts of the book there. It’s a comprehensive attack on Communism alright. Parts of the book are also reminiscent of the movie “Agenda: Grinding America Down.”

    The idea that Communism remains alive and well, at the very point when you think it ought to have just died remains a very strange concept but one worthy of reflection and consideration. Certain chapters explore communism in America today. For example, “Chapter 12: US Energy Planning and Central Planning,” and lists: “A plan for American Energy Socialism.” There are perhaps better examples, but this is one of the types of themes raised in the “Agenda…” movie and covered again more comprehensively here.

    Let’s hope our teachers will acquire some of these books and share them with students.

    Here’s a link to others in the series: www.regnery.com/imprint/politically-incorrect-guides/

    Cheers
    Christopher McNicol

  • Have read the politically incorrect guide to Islam. Was very informative. I hope the other writers do as good a job as Robert Spencer at being interesting and informative at the same time.

    Mario Del Giudice

  • I only have the ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)’ Robert Spencer, 2005.

    Carl Strehlow

  • I have had a look at most of the series, and find it interesting even if I do not agree with a lot of what is in it. The books tend perhaps rather too short to address all that needs to be – though some omissions, as I note in a critique here of the Guide to the Sixties, could certainly have been judiciously avoided. It is also unimpressive how in the Guide to Real American Heroes the issue of whether professional athletes (e.g. Magic Johnson) are worthy heroes is not discussed as Brion McClanahan implies in the introduction. Especially since in the Guide to Capitalism Bob Murphy defends their huge salaries.

    Julien Peter Benney

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