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The Consequences of Historical Ignorance

william704 Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 12:05 PM
if we concentrated on what really matters there would be a severe shortage of fishing poles

In the Walt Disney classic Mary Poppins, the magical nanny informs the impetuous Jane and Michael that their father will be taking them on an outing to his place of employment – an imposing London bank – the following day. Upon hearing the news, the children begin musing about all the wonderful sights their father will show them along the way. Mary uses this opportunity to educate the children about an unfortunate characteristic of their father. "Sometimes a person we love," she says, "through no fault of his own, can't see past the end of his nose."

Mr. Banks is a...