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Is history taught anymore?

June 24, 2011
By BOB WHITED , Tribune Chronicle |

Lately, I have noticed the many mistakes from promising candidates for president and other high offices concerning American history. When I hear from a presidential press secretary that she never heard of the Cuban Missile Crisis, or a potential candidate confusing Concord, N.H., with Concord, Mass., and another telling a silly story of Paul Revere's ride as if it were part of the National Rifle Association, it makes me shudder. These are people in so-called high places who should know better, but evidently, they do not.



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