Friday, August 22, 2008

Don't know much about history

Evidently, a sportscaster employed by Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez claimed that in the 1972 Olympic Games, Adolf Hitler (who died in 1945) snubbed American swimming phenom Michael Phelps (who was born in 1985). There is video; this is real.

If you ever wonder why a crucial part of the dialectic (logic) phase of the Trivium of classical education is "history," this is exhibit A for why the teaching of history is absolutely essential for giving your children (or you or I for that matter) a working "bovine excrement detector."

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