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AP Textbook Angst

Scotty54 Wrote: May 29, 2012 7:48 PM
I told my son that he needed to listen with his third ear and see with his third eye--for what ISN'T said, and what ISN't written. Mona, your sons are fortunate to have you as a mother.

After several cries of pain from my 16-year-old son, I finally got around to reading his Advanced Placement world history textbook. Not a way to spend a placid weekend.

Paging through "World Civilizations: The Global Experience" by Peter N. Stearns et al. is flabbergasting. The authors lean so far backward to be neutral about various cultures and nations that the text fails utterly as reliable history.

In the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union -- with all of the copious records that have been exhumed from the Soviet archives...