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More Than Just A History Education
Volume 61, Program 16
7/25/2005
Volume 61, Program 16
7/25/2005
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By home educating your children, you can provide them with a biblical view of history. But what happens after they graduate? Today on Home School Heartbeat, Michael Farris examines the liberal agenda of many college history courses.

    Michael Farris:

    There's a famous saying that "history is past politics, and politics present history." Today, that saying is only partially correct. We would have to add that history classes at most colleges are the future of politics as well.

    At many prominent institutions in the United States, history class presents a prime opportunity for professors to reinforce their liberal agenda. For example, since "diversity" functions as the ultimate value at these colleges, the virtues of all cultures past and present must be praised, with one exception. Western civilization and all of its so-called misogynist, gay-bashing tendencies is portrayed as helplessly corrupt, and it must be condemned for its hatred and selfishness. According to one professor at Boston University, Howard Zinn, the Iroquois tribal culture represents the epitome of decency and equality, while the authors of America's Bill of Rights were more akin to capitalist pigs.

    Zinn calls men like George Washington "slaveholders, Indian-killers, and militarists." On the other hand, Zinn and others sing the praises of Emma Goldman, an American anarchist, and Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, in a calculated attempt to replace traditional American heroes with historic supporters of their own political agenda to impact the politics of tomorrow.

    I'm Mike Farris.

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