"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
This is ringing evermore truly in today's society. There was once a point in time when a majority of society could name government officials, scientists, explorers and the like, for they were yesteryear's rock stars. The current system is broken. The basics need to be retaught. Government is supposed to be hard, something no one wants to do. Only then will things get done. Today sadly, only a handful of people even care, because what good is the pursuit of life, liberty, freedom and knowledge, if you don't know who has won American Idol or Dancing With the Stars? A lack of interest will only lead to a lack of freedom.