Just listened to a hour long diatribe against nationalism, imperialism and the love of God. Prof blamed all the worlds problems on religion.

But, I shouldn’t be too critical… it is not our aim to understand the lives of people who lived in the past or the events they took part in. Why confine ourselves to the narrow discipline of historical studies when we have a more enlightened way of studying the past? We call it ‘social studies’. True, by replacing history with social studies, we have lost the art of story telling but we all know that those stories were nothing more than propaganda anyway. What ‘social studies’ allows that the discipline of history does not, is the opportunity for professor’s at universities to shove their pseudo-piety down the throats of their students.

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