Tyler, you might appreciate a book called 'Lies my teacher told me' about the American educational system and the way history is taught. Don't remember the author offhand. I agree with you on the Canadian educational system, even though I've never been to a Canadian high school. I think most educational systems are probably like that. It is easier to teach "Our country is the greatest and most wonderful country in existance" than to teach the whole truth. It is pretty much one of the functions of an 'educational' system to program kids to be patriotic automatons.