…to Uncle Vanya Putin for liberating the Russian-speaking people of the Crimea just as we were studying the Anschluss and the invasion of the Sudetenland in my APUSH class;
…and to Kim Jong-Un for launching 500 shells in South Korea’s general direction (and maybe even prepping an underground nuclear test) just as we were studying the Korean War in my APUSH class.
Gentlemen, your actions helped me put history in a context somewhat more familiar and relatable to the 2014 high school student. I thank you.
We’re about to hit the 1960s, so here’s hoping that over the next week or so the government will be pushing some sort of unsustainable entitlement program that I can connect to the lesson.