'self-esteem', than facts, this is the kind of stupid that spreads:
I started giving quizzes to my juniors and seniors. I gave them a
ten-question American history test… just to see where they are. The vast
majority of my students - I’m talking nine out of ten, in every single
class, for seven consecutive years – they have no idea that slavery
existed anywhere in the world before the United States. Moses, Pharaoh,
they know none of it. They’re 100% convinced that slavery is a uniquely
American invention… How do you give an adequate view of history and
culture to kids when that’s what they think of their own country – that
America invented slavery? That’s all they know.
That miserable little communist Howard Zinn is laughing in hell at the damage he's done.