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May 23, 2004
How Jingoistic Are You?
Note: this is a post recovered from my old blog, before it died of an insufficient backup. Any comments/trackbacks on it have not been brought over, but can be seen with the original. The date is that of the original posting.
This made me laugh hard enough to cry. Of course, I also have educated myself enough to know who Robespierre is.
That was funny.
Hey, I actually learned about Robespierre in high school. Ok, I can't remember if we actually learned about him or I just read that part of the textbook on my own, but at least it was in the textbook! I bet that is seldom the case in public schools today.
Is it sad that I think that it just being in the textbook is good? But when you hear so many stories of today's textbooks not even including the founding fathers, unless mentioning that they were slaveholders...