In 2023, Myths are True Lies and New Deals are Old

Source: Garrison Center
by Joel Schlosberg

“A week into 2023, The New York Times has gotten perspective on the news from further back than one week. In the newspaper’s January 7-8 weekend edition, Carlos Lozada took ‘A Peek Behind the Curtain of American History’ via a deep dive into Myth America: Historians Take On the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past.  (Not to be confused with Richard Shenkman’s Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History from 1989.) The longtime editor of The Washington Post‘s 5 Myths series acknowledges that ‘some myths serve a valid purpose’ when they provide a narrative for facts rather than being mere falsehoods, or akin to what Nigel Andrews called political spin ‘somewhere between the simple truth and the possible souping-up’ in the Arnold Schwarzenegger biography True Myths.” (01/09/23)