He had an older sister Sandy and a younger brother Joe. He was a friend and informal leader there for many of his classmates,  and sometimes stood up for targets of bullying. He escaped from his burning jet and was trying to help another pilot escape when a bomb exploded;  McCain was struck in the legs and chest by fragments. He was flying his 23rd bombing mission over North Vietnam when his A-4E Skyhawk was shot down by a missile over Hanoi.
They are exceedingly nice, pleasant, trustworthy, mostly honest, well-intentioned, and utterly decent. But their brains are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that might be the fruits of an education in an inheritance and a gift of a previous generation.
They are the culmination of western civilization, a civilization that has forgotten nearly everything about itself, and as a result, has achieved near-perfect indifference to its own culture.
Students at these institutions have done what has been demanded of them: They are respectful and cordial to their elders, though easy-going if crude with their peers. They respect diversity without having the slightest clue what diversity is and they are experts in the arts of non-judgmentalism at least publically.
They are the cream of their generation, the masters of the universe, a generation-in-waiting to run America and the world. The Chaos of College Curricula But ask them some basic questions about the civilization they will be inheriting, and be prepared for averted eyes and somewhat panicked looks.
Who fought in the Peloponnesian War? Who taught Plato, and whom did Plato teach?
How did Socrates die? Raise your hand if you have read both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Who was Saul of Tarsus? What were the 95 theses, who wrote them, and what was their effect?
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Why does the Magna Carta matter? How and where did Thomas Becket die? Who was Guy Fawkes, and why is there a day named after him? What did Lincoln say in his Second Inaugural? How about his third Inaugural?
What are the Federalist Papers? Some students, due most often to serendipitous class choices or a quirky old-fashioned teacher, might know a few of these answers. But most students have not been educated to know them. At best, they possess accidental knowledge, but otherwise are masters of systematic ignorance.
They have learned exactly what we have asked of them — to be like mayflies, alive by happenstance in a fleeting present. Efforts by several generations of philosophers and reformers and public policy experts — whom our students and most of us know nothing about — have combined to produce a generation of know-nothings.
The pervasive ignorance of our students is not a mere accident or unfortunate but correctible outcome, if only we hire better teachers or tweak the reading lists in high school. It is the consequence of a civilizational commitment to civilizational suicide.
The end of history for our students signals the End of History for the West. During my lifetime, lamentation over student ignorance has been sounded by the likes of E. Hirsch even worked up a self-help curriculum, a do-it yourself guide on how to become culturally literate, imbued with the can-do American spirit that cultural defenestration could be reversed by a good reading list in the appendix.
Broadly missing is sufficient appreciation that this ignorance is the intended consequence of our educational system, a sign of its robust health and success.SREB Readiness Courses Transitioning to college and careers Literacy Ready History Unit 3: The Vietnam War to provide you with a personal space to record your work.
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The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature. The Great Republic: Presidents and States of the United States of America, and Comments on American History.
Taking everything together then, I declare that our city is the School [or "Education"] of Greece [, tês Helládos Paídeusis], and I declare that in my opinion each single one of our citizens, in all the manifold aspects of life, is able to show himself the rightful lord and owner of.
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Jeffrey Record Abstract Notwithstanding the departure of the last US combat troops from Vietnam in , the Vietnam War continues to be fought and refought here in the United States.