Cleopatra was the last ruler of the Greek Ptolemaic Dynasty, but modern students have no knowledge of western civilization, because their teachers are the product of a educational system that stopped teaching that subject decades ago. “Dead White Men” have nothing to offer, whether it’s philosophy, literature, or art, so why even discuss it?
And this ignorance really doesn’t matter, does it? I unknowingly witnessed a harbinger of the new order when I was a student of Dr. John Silber in a course on Plato, back in 1976. A fellow student, a candidate for a doctorate in philosophy, was challenged by our professor on the facts and logic of her totally moronic argument: she wailed, “but don’t my feelings matter?” Those of you familiar with Silber can guess his response: “Madam, I don’t give a damn about your feelings!”
That was then, this is now, and our culture is not the better for it.
At least these children recognize Egypt as located on the continent of Africa: I hadn’t realized that we’re still teaching rudimentary geography.