The Public Interest

Whose history?

Morton Keller

Summer 1996

DURING the past year or so the kulturkampf between political correctness and more traditional values has shifted from literary studies to American history. Flare-ups have occurred over Smithsonian exhibits dealing with the American West and with the dropping of the atomic bomb and, most notably, over last year’s National Standards for United States History.

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