Democratic Patriotism and Multicultural Education
Forgetting, I would even go so far as to say historical error, is a crucial factor in the creation of a nation, which is why progress in historical studies often creates a danger for nationality. Indeed, historical insight brings to light deeds of violence which took place at the origin of all political formations…. Unity is always effected by means of brutality.
Ernst Renan ( 1992)
Our memories may now be undermining our ability to progress as a people
Joseph Tilden Rhea (1997)
KeywordsAmerican History Multicultural Education American School Moral Progress Democratic Community
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