Ancient history belongs in schools

It is impossible to teach American students all of world history. We should try anyway.

Ancient Nineveh.
(Image credit: World History Archive/Alamy Stock Photo)

At the risk of sounding unpatriotic, I have to admit that when I was a child I found the United States a very dull subject.

The least interesting thing about her was her government. The idea that, at certain fixed periods, a group of men and women met in a building that was barely older than my family's farmhouse to argue about things with names like "The Deficit" paled in comparison with what I understood — mostly from children's encyclopedias — of the rest of the world.

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