The New Criterion: James Piereson reviews "Toward a More Perfect Union: The Moral and Cultural Case for Teaching the Great American Story" by Timothy S. Goeglein. An excerpt:
It has always been true that citizens have lacked knowledge about the nation’s history and institutions. That is nothing new. But today it appears that many Americans, in addition to lacking knowledge about our history, reject it entirely as a story of crime and oppression. They think they already know enough to form hard and fast opinions, though much of what they think they know is profoundly wrong. It is not a good thing that the age cohort with the most negative outlook on America is poised to take over leadership of the country.
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