Thursday, December 02, 2004

Biased History Award 2004

There's a lot of history with a left-wing bias out there, but I think I have found a clear-cut winner for the Biased History Award of 2004.

In a Year 8 textbook used widely in secondary schools here in Victoria, students are taught the following about the Christian knights who went on the crusades:

They were all fanatics. Crusaders were fundamental extremists - mad warriors who were intent on causing havoc for whatever they believed. They were virtually religious terrorists.

For an alternative, more grounded view of the crusaders click here.

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