The inadequacies of history and civics education in the United States have long been evident and troubling. But the problem isn’t limited to this country.
Get a load of these figures from the latest print edition of the Christian Science Monitor:
• A majority of German schoolchildren do not know who built the Berlin Wall or when it was erected.
• Only 1 in 3 children in eastern Germany knows the wall was built by the Soviet-backed East German government; others think it was built either by West Germany or its Western allies.
Ignorance nurtures propaganda.