Saturday, May 26, 2007

Fred(!) Remembers, Do You?

Fred! remembers US history, but college students do not.

I am not surprised by this, but I am disturbed. I'm not trying to say the proverbial sky is falling, but this is one of those civilization-ending trends.

In other news, younger voters have no memory of the Cold War. Come November 9 of this year, 18-year olds will have never lived contemporaneously with the Berlin Wall. In 2009, newly registered 18-year olds will have no shared history with the Soviet Union. But in all practicality, these events are already completely meaningless to voters under the age of 25.

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