What sorts of history did you learn in school? As I argue in a recent commentary published on History News Network, conservative thinkers and activists have often insisted that school history has been taken over by a scheming, America-hating, progressive history cabal.
In a recent interview about the film, D’Souza accuses even the best schools of teaching a “doctored account” of history. Young people, D’Souza believes, have all been taught a skewed leftist history. In his film, D’Souza hopes to counter this horrible history with a heroic counter-argument.
But as I found when I researched the twentieth-century history of conservative activism in the United States, I found that conservatives have exerted just as much influence over the nature of American education as have progressives.
So why do conservatives like D’Souza continue to insist that schools have been taken over by dunderheaded progressives? If you want to read my humble opinion, you’ll have to check out the HNN essay.