Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Defense attorney for January 6 defendants recommends history books; there is a favorite of mine (native-American and libertarian) that she could have named


GWU, NW DC, G St, 2007

Caroline Anders has an important piece in the Washington Post about defense attorney Heather Shaner, who represents some of the defendants who were in the Capitol on January 6.

She recommends her clients read certain history books and gives them free copies.  These include “Bury Your Heart at Wounded Knee” (Dee Brown);  Just Mercy” (Bryan Stevenson, well covered by John Fish on YouTube) and “Schindler’s List” (Thomas Keneally).

I would recommend “Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means” (St Martins), who sold autographed copies of his book at a 1999 convention of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota at Mystic Lake on Highway 160 SW of Minneapolis.  He passed away in 2012.  As for history books, I remember Crane Brinton's two volumes of "A History of Civilization", red covers, from undergraduate days at GWU. 

I need to mention the mainstream media’s condemnation of the book by Joseph Mercola, as in an article by Sheera Frenkel.  Apparently it is #1 on Amazon (at least now) and its title mentions “The Great Reset” and “lockdowns”.  Look for yourself (but believe at your own and others’ peril, perhaps). CNN (today) considers the book unnamable on the air.  

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