posted on May, 2 2004 @ 12:52 AM
Originally posted by cyberdude78
Why is it that in my history textbooks the cold war gets about ten pages out of nine hundred some pages. Why is it that none of my teachers will ever
tell us anything about the cold war. Why if it weren't for the internet thanks to my school i would have never heard of any cold war or Soviet
Union. Does any of this seem unusual or do i need to cut back on sugar.
Not quite sure what history textbook you're reading. Are you in post-pinko Russia? ...I'll let that one hang in the air for a moment.
My American History class studied the Cold War for about two weeks, out of a thirty-eight week year. This is pretty good, considering it was a general
history course. Incidentally, I also think that we covered it fairly objectively; that is, spending copious amounts of time on the discussion and
analysis of McCarthyism, events, leaders, etc.
I still remember the concept of Gorbachev's "petroiska" or "Openness." And the subsequent 20 page essay which accompanied a debate about it.
I think there's still a lot of secrecy surrounding the Cold War, but that's not surprising. I can tell you, though, we studied it fairly thoroughly
for a one-year course, and I definitely knew what it was before the course itself. Perhaps your lack of knowledge can be attributed to simple worldly