Cover Osteuropa 1/2011

In Osteuropa 1/2011

Who Owns History?
Changes in the Historical Image of America

Tibor Frank

Deutsche Fassung


Contemporary political events and issues influence the questions posed, methods used, and verdicts reached in the writing of history. This is one reason why, for example, assessments of the United States' attitude toward the Hungarian uprising in 1956 are changing. This is demonstrated by an analysis of American textbooks on the 20th-century history. However, premises of multiculturalism and political correctness are leading to an ahistoric distortion of the American history.

(Osteuropa 1/2011, pp. 151–160)