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May 9, 2014

A massive problem in contemporary intellectual discourse

is that people don't remember the past well
and don't have a critical attitude toward whatever is the latest conventional wisdom about the backwardness of the past. In the Obama Era, we see race and sex disparities all around us, and the only socially acceptable explanation for them is that the past was so incredibly racist/sexist until ... well, nobody can quite remember when, but it must have been practically the day before yesterday.
Steve Sailer: iSteve

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 9, 2014 7:07 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Americans have never had a good sense of history. When Warner Brothers was preparing to launch the now-classic film, The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), the publicity department was shocked to find that 60% of the public didn't know who Charles Lindbergh was. The movie bombed at the box office.

Posted by: Lorne at May 9, 2014 1:25 PM

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