Re "We Are Our History -- Don't Forget It," Commentary, June 17: David Gelernter is absolutely right about the appalling lack of accurate historical perspective in the news media and in the schools. And clearly Gelernter is proving his point.
He accuses our culture of "teaching ideology instead of facts," and then uses the tail end of his sermon to regurgitate and validate the bogus, ever-changing Bush administration line on Iraq.
If this is Gelernter's idea of filling our empty vessels with facts, not ideology, we're in more trouble than he thinks.
Gelernter is correct that we all ought to learn history, but not credible that history's facts lead us to his historical truth.