Friday, April 16, 2004

One More Argument For Classic Education

I couldn't help but notice this paragraph in this news story:
A French television journalist, freed after four days in captivity in Iraq, said he was repeatedly interrogated by captors who accused him of being an Israeli spy and made him prove his nationality by drawing a map of France. [emphasis added]

Which means that anyone with a good "old-school" education in geography can fool Iraqi captors.

Just one more argument against watering down the curriculum. You never know when you might get captured by Iraqi insurgents...