On history

Posted September 1, 2017 8:57 pm by Bear

The other day I had a good chuckle at someone’s unintentionally hilarious statement.  It was from a teachers’ union and their declaration that they wished to have John A MacDonald’s name removed from schools. “Perhaps it is our awareness of history that makes us more sensitive to this,” their spokesbeing began.I couldn’t complete the sentence for laughter.  Their understanding of history?  They understand no such thing.The study of history itself has a long and convoluted history- some take this approach, others find a different way to go about it.  Broadly speaking- very broadly speaking- until fairly recently history was taught

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