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Posted in books, mob deep, reading is dead by Jef on March 17, 2010

John Calvin: you better recognize. (It's on the test.)

Good news for anyone who hates Thomas Jefferson: the man behind the Declaration of Independence will no longer be considered essential to the world of Enlightenment thinking, and will be removed from the school curriculum in Texas.

In his place will be lessons on “religious right icon” John Calvin. In case you’re keeping score, that’s +1 for puritanism, +1 for “ultra-conservatives”, -10 for history, -20 for the separation of church and state, and -100 for the education of Texan youth. As if the history books weren’t skewed enough already?

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