“American students are less proficient in their nation’s history than in any other subject, according to results of a nationwide test,” the New York Times reported last year. “Most fourth graders [were] unable to say why Abraham Lincoln was an important figure.” The exam found 12% of high school seniors “proficient” in American history. — David Gelertner, The Wall Street Journal: The Friendly, Neighborhood Internet School
Tough to love, much less respect something you know nothing about.
And much easier to hate.