All That's Needed is the Political Will to Make it Happen!
As promised, here are the results from the Cambridge classes. The questions were the same. There was greater diversity of opinion with regard to the Most Important Historical Event. However, 9/11 and the election of Barack Obama were central, with 9/11 playing a more central role with more students. The "All Others" category included the... Continue Reading →
In an increasingly globalized world, the last thing we need is a resurgence of nationalism Ours is an increasingly globalized world. This is, potentially, a good thing. Increasingly, old prejudices and fears based on which side of an imaginary line one happens to be born on are suspect. Expansion of global communication networks and relatively... Continue Reading →
I like to ask some survey questions on the final exam for my history classes. This year I received responses from eleventh grade Advanced Placement US History students and eleventh grade Cambridge US History students. The questions were: What has been the most significant historical event to happen in your lifetime? Of the different historical... Continue Reading →
Why People Embrace Conspiracy Theories I'm of the belief that a big part of conspriacy theories is gaps in our information base, be it through secrecy or less devious means. The Kennedy Assassination comes to mind. Clearly, there is information that is missing from the history on that event. Human beings simply must try to... Continue Reading →
And: The Rained Out Revolution I can't help but ask myself, what if Occupy protestors in 2010 showed up with AR-15s? On one hand, being armed may have given law enforcement pause before they use paramilitary tactics to take down the Occupy encampments all over the country. On the other hand, Occupy was protesting... Continue Reading →