SOURCE: The New Yorker
by David W. Blight
Nations have histories, and someone must write and teach them, but the 1990s battle over the National Standards for History remains a warning to all those who try – setting a history curriculum is politics by other means, and the right has always been willing to fight over it.
Theodore (Dutch) Van Kirk took the plane’s bearings, using a hand-held sextant to guide with the stars.
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