Dec. 14, 1999, marks the 200th anniversary of the death
(from a throat infection) of the nation's foremost hero. It's about time his achievements once again find a central place in American history and society.
When it comes to the genuine heroes of American history, academia seems
to know no bounds. Radical revisionist historians have effectively written what they arrogantly dismiss as DWEMs (dead white European mates) out of contemporary "social studies" books.
Political correctness has run amuck, ignoring and often denigrating even George Washington. For example, the authors of United States History reduced him to a "man of ordinary talents ... not …