Recently, in Orwellian nightmares
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?