…on the part of the American public.
We keep reading polls such as this one about how few Americans know the basic facts of American history.
So we shouldn’t be surprised to read another. But oh, how very depressing it remains (and how well it explains certain recent events):
Only 27% of Americans knew which country we fought in the Cold War – the Soviet Union — and even fewer, 25%, knew the name of the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, which is John Roberts.
And this makes no sense:
Scholars agree that one reason for the poor results is that America has a complex political system, which can take years to fully understand.
Poppycock. And what’s that got to do with learning what country we fought in the Cold War? How complex can that be?
Of course, if you keep people in ignorance of history, they are much easier to manipulate.