Bookish Behavior

When it comes to issues such as war, genocide or religious conflict, few parties want to admit wrongdoing, and few are in agreement. That makes writing history textbooks free of biases, and fair to all sides of the showdown, a daunting task. But in the U.S. as well as around the world, some authors are attempting to take it on. Here are some examples of their efforts.

TEACHING BOTH SIDES Israeli and Palestinian professors have drafted pamphlets setting the two groups' competing histories side by side, asking students to draw their own conclusions. The Israeli and Palestinian ministries of education have...

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