Tristram Hunt: UK students need to be taught history, not pc or patriotic narrative

Historians in the News

Historian Tristram Hunt has dismissed a report attacking political backing of patriotism in UK schools.

A report published today by the Institute of Education at the University of London attacks politicians' enthusiasm for patriotism, suggesting the country's history is not something to be proud of.

Dr Hunt, also of the University of London, says this approach is "very immature".

"The point is not whether history was right or wrong from a 21st-century liberal-left perspective," he told the Times newspaper.

"It's about teaching students to understand the mindset and context of our forebears.

"The real problem isn't that our children are being indoctrinated with patriotism, but that they don't know enough British history."
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