I think it is worth sounding a note of caution as to whether the piece (by Brands & Gavin) really expresses all or even most of what there is to say about this topic. In fact, I'd go so far as to say it does not even support the case its authors are themselves trying to make.
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Great piece. Hard to gainsay. Thanks very much for posting it, Larry Grant. The decline of history is the fault of historians, no one else. As soon as we recognize this truth, the sooner we can fix the problem. The solution is simple, as the two distinguished authors of this piece suggest. We need to start teaching history that matters again. With that very thought in mind, a few years ago I started teaching--