But I was actually referring, with that bold comment, to your earlier point about making history more patriotic. My recollection of the issue was that history books should downplay the negative parts of US history. It was in Colorado, wasnt it? That is where my sister is a professor, so I'm sure that is from whom I was hearing it.
Yes, but that too is sort of a nuanced argument I suppose. Meaning that I have a big problem with government mandating that history be patriotic. I have a problem with a professor actually believing that U.S. history is patriotic, but for different reasons. It's not an issue of academic freedom in that case.