Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Global standards for neglect of heritage

In the U.S., they took one of those polls to test what American students don't know about American history. What don't they know? Well, just about everything. ("There was a civil war here?")

When we have those polls in Canada, we tend to blame some flaw in the national character. In the U.S., however, they blame it on George W. Bush.

And if we neglect our heritage because of that same character flaw, why are the Brits about to build a supermarket warehouse beside the superhighway that cuts through the site of Stonehenge?
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