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Our Western teaching of History remains largely Eurocentric
It is noteworthy that Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee is unmarked here except in the news media, and then mostly on TV.
I realize, in theory, all history begins with the mating of a single pair of ape-humans
Shapley wrote:I was in Europe during most of it, and it dominated the English-language channels. From what I could tell, not speaking the languages, it was less of a factor on non-English news networks, which seemed to dwell on the Euro's problems and issues of interest to the broadcasting nation.
Giant Communist Robot wrote:Of course you're allowed to define words however you like, but for many history begins with recording by way of written language. Before that is prehistory. What you say here means prehistoric times ended with the mating of the ape-humans.
Shapley wrote:I also seem to recall that it even had a discussion of Piltdown Man, though he had been exposed as a hoax years before I ws born. It was probably on a discussion of frauds and forgeries in history, but only the name stuck with me, not the nature of the discussion.
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