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A big problem with the way history is taught is that we aren't taught the full context of just how awful life was back then. We're (Sweden here) taught the names and lives of an awful lot of kings and how much they murdered people but we never get the perspective of serfs and tradespeople. They don't matter, because workers don't matter to this day.

Make education leftist, make people understand the class struggle that goes on to this day. Teach kids to draw parallels between oppression back then and oppression now.

@2015_05_09 so many history classes glide right by this when describing great works too, like, "this castle took three generations and 198 workers died in its construction" but it's an aside about how impressive the castle is not oppressive the labor

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