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Old 2007-11-09, 02:29   Link #329
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Originally Posted by Vexx View Post
I've seen some pretty lame teaching of history in the West (no thinking! only rightthinking and regurg!) so sweeping generalizations can be inaccurate. On the other hand, the Okinawans recently demonstrated that not everyone agrees on history even within Japan.
So have I. In a Texan public school, I once saw a history teacher who taught that Roman Empire was the largest empire in history, and when a student corrected him by mentioning the Monglian empire, he was disciplined.
He was very subjectively pro-confederate while teaching the American Civil War, and when covering the Vietnam War, he repeatedly insisted that US did not "lose" the war, they simply retreated.

The man's real job was a coach for the school's football team, btw.

So to hyperlion:
Western history classes does not "do better job" than those in the east.
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