On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Christine Rosen joined host Ben Domenech to analyze the reasons for the recent protests and the aftermath, including defacing statues in an attempt to eliminate aspects of American history. Rosen is a senior writer at Commentary Magazine.
Rosen argued that public schools have failed to teach history to students, and instead have given them a warped view of the American founding, the product of which manifested itself in the recent destruction of historical statues. Schools are to blame, she said, for how little context young people have in understanding historical events.
“It’s not history. It’s propaganda,” she said. “We as leaders or as parents need to make sure we’re always pushing back on that but to persuade you have to teach and to teach you cannot teach anger and hostility, and so in this moment our job is to put out the small fires where we see them and try to think longer term about ways to teach especially the younger generation the positive history of their country.”