Why Americans’ Historical Ignorance Matters

It’s not memorization of facts, it’s the way we think.

George Dillard

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It’s long been established that Americans don’t know much about history. Usually, this is expressed in terms of Americans’ factual ignorance. Every few years, there’s a poll that comes out with distressing results, showing that half of Americans don’t know that the Civil War came after the…

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