Why (Good) History Matters: The Republican National Committee and the AP Exams
An accurate version of history is among the most important things to impart to students regardless of political affiliation. A party that resembles the party in 1984 by subverting history like the ministry of Truth should lose it’s credibility as a runnable platform.
Have you ever heard someone say that pursuing the liberal arts is a waste of time? Sure you have. The refrain goes something like this: Studying the liberal arts is a waste of time because you’ll never get a job with a “useless” degree in English, Art, or (gasp!) History. A few years back, for example, the estimable Forbes ran an article titled “The Ten Worst College Majors,” and, of course, almost all of them were liberal arts majors. In a similar vein, Thought Catalog troll Matt Saccaro has claimed that the liberal arts, including history and literature, should be outright removed from college in order to focus on “what matters;” namely, making lots of money.
This granite-headed attitude — that the study of the HUMAN EXPERIENCE is now pointless because it won’t make you any…
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