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Forgotten History

June 2024
1min read


I thank you for “"Overrated & Underrated” (October 2004). The “overrated” items remind us that there are two sides to every coin and perception does not always reflect reality. More important, though, are the “underrated” entries. They give us a glimpse into events and personalities that are often overlooked in the popular media. They especially provide fodder for full fledged articles that provide a deeper understanding of historically significant topics that are also neglected. In fact, two of the articles in the same issue seem to be along these lines: “America’s Unknown Intelligence Czar” (underrated spy chief) and “Franklin’s Forgotten Triumph” (underrated scientific contribution). I look forward to seeing more articles that bring to light America’s forgotten history and achievements.

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