Don’t Like Your Country’s History? Just Leave It Out Of Textbooks

“Winners write the history books – which is why the Afghan government’s recent decision to eliminate any post-1973 events from its school texts is so worrisome. Since none of the major groups can agree on a basic set of facts, the country’s new school books simply leave out the last four decades of events: no Soviet involvement, no brutal years of civil war, no rise of the Taliban, and no U.S. involvement.”

Source: The Council on Foreign Relations 02/17/12