Sunday, February 06, 2005

Why do our history and civics textbooks suck so bad?


In some states, they are mandated to inculcate patriotism by state law.

Our textbooks are dumbed down, to say the least.

In history, at least, all controversy should be taught.

Were I to make a history book, it would be like Glas- fragmented, contradictory, complete, first-sourced, with all the dirty stuff.

And with pablum, too, actually, because when contrasted and collaged with the colorful stuff, the pablum's BS-ness becomes that much more stark.

In fact, maybe I'll write one like that if I ever retire...

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