Our classrooms are failing to pass down the essentials of what it means to be an American, a citizen of the United States.
We will never learn from the past if we've forgotten it. Now there's been a dramatic decline in the number of college students studying history.
In order to have a well-informed citizenry, it's critical to focus on history and civics education in our schools.
Learning about history is an antidote to the hubris of the present, the idea that everything in our lives is the ultimate.
If the historians themselves are no longer interested in defining the structure of the American past, how can the citizenry understand its heritage? The author examines the disrepair in which the professors have left their subject.
NO, SAY THREE AMERICAN HISTORIANS. BUT THE PATIENT IS AILING AND THEY THINK THEY KNOW WHY AND WHAT TO PRESCRIBE.
That splendid flower of New England— the town meeting—wilts under the scrutiny of a native son