Students Can’t Remember A Past They Never Learned

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana tells us.

The philosopher’s statement poses a unique problem for many top U.S. colleges, where students and faculty have pressed for some time to ensure that they never learn about their past in the first place.

  • Without an understanding of the West, how can students determine its flaws or successes?

    It’s time to air-lift people to North Korea.

    • Clausewitz

      The students that make it to my grade ten history class are clueless when it comes to the Canadian history that is required by the curriculum in Elementary schools. A pox on those social studies teacher in elementary. Maybe that’s the problem, they call it Social Studies and not history.

      • They will rot in hell.

        Why aren’t parents making their kids learn history? It shouldn’t all be up to the teachers, some of whom are clearly not up to snuff.

  • Achmed

    There is no history but Allah!

    • Minicapt

      … “Allahstory”!


  • Alain

    Sadly my impression is that the ignorance applies as much to most of the faculty as the students today.

    • Shebel

      but, but -the new math is a virtual discovery of the intellect that is hiding within each child -just waiting to burst forth and shower the World with — something
      I lost myself—-