This picture was scanned from 6th grade History book of California .The book in detail talks about Sumeria, the donkeys that once passed dusty street of Judea ,but ignores Persian all together until comes to demonstrate the bravery of Greek warriors. While it admits that Persian Empire once one of the largest empire ever build, (the only time Persian are mentioned ,which is ok, not a big deal), in detail promotes the bravery and heroismaction of Greeks. To make it more exciting a picture is added to the book .The drawing portrays a Persian soldeir twice as tall and twice as big as the Greek Soldeir facing each others.As you turn to page,274
the history book turn into a movie script titled” The Battle of Thermopylae ,The bravery of the 300 “.
I am not passing any judgement but is this a mere academic error or academic bias encouraging students to develope a sense of superiority toward East or quietly proposes that Easterners are threat to freedom and democracy?
I hardly like to glorify the past because present time is the contemporary version of the past. Swords and horses are replaced with more powerful killing machine and faster mobility, but the fact still stay the same.We have advanced technically but still fighting for territory and survival to a point that empty buildings and structures staying in tact means more than human lives. ( a nuetron bomb kills all the living but leaves the building and infra structure intact).Is it really that bad and horrible once in a while Iranian mention their past and be proud of it?