Episode 33: After Scotland and After History

Relevant Reading:

Will Scottish Independence Create a Bandwagon Effect?
Giovanna Maria Dore Dore

Facts are Stubborn Things
Nicholas M. Gallagher

Good evening, podcast listeners!

With Scotland’s voters deciding they’re happier to stay inside the United Kingdom, Richard Aldous talks to Professor Giovanna Maria Dore Dore about what influence the outcome might have on various other independence movements around the world. Then, Richard discusses the contentious proposed changes to the AP U.S. History exam with The American Interest‘s own Nicholas Gallagher.

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Published on: September 22, 2014
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  • Anthony

    Podcast interview episode 33 underscores two signal ideas: 1) bandwagon effect depends on both institutional arrangements and constitutions of affected countries (despite forces for separation); 2) cumulative background (sustained contextual academic knowledge) remains as important in history as in any other domain of effective instruction – facts matter despite commercial and ideological external influences.

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