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Frederick E. Allen
Frederick E. Allen is the Leadership Editor of Forbes.com. He was a long-time editor of American Heritage, and the Editor of Invention & Technology from 1984 to 2007.
Articles by this Contributor
Beyond the myth of ever-faster high-tech change and radical new breaks from the past
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And other high-tech debacles and how we learned to cope with them
The high-tech wonder of 1914—now out of American hands—helps keep the high-tech world of 2000 moving
COMPUTERS THAT COULD THINK WERE ONCE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. NOW THEY’RE FAR OFF.
WHY THE TROUBLE IN FLORIDA WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN
WILLIAM HEWLETT AND THE BIRTH OF SILICON VALLEY
Why do we need a national nonprofit membership society for American history?
“Save America’s Treasures” has been totally eliminated—the largest Federal program supporting preservation of such treasures as the original Star Spangled Banner and George Washington’s tent.
65% of Americans don’t know what happened at the Constitutional Convention, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
The “Teaching American History” grants—the largest Federal program supporting history education—have been completely eliminated.
Visits to the Top 20 Civil War battlefields have dropped in half from 1970 to 2009 according to official National Park Service statistics.
40% of Americans can’t identify whom we fought in World War II, according to a recent survey by Newsweek.
A quarter of Americans believe Congress shares power over U.S. foreign policy with the United Nations, according to a recent Annenberg survey.
“There is little that is more important for an American citizen to know than the history and traditions of his country,” John F. Kennedy wrote in American Heritage.
The “We the People Program,” which touched some 30 million students and 90,000 teachers over 25 years, has been completely eliminated.
Two-thirds of Americans could not correctly name Yorktown as the last major military action of the American Revolution, according to a recent national Gallup survey.
The National Heritage Areas and Scenic Byways program, the only major Federal program encouraging visits to historic places, has been completely eliminated in Congressional committee.