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Old 02-12-2008, 09:01 PM   #31
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I would put Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali on this list before Marilynn and Oprah.
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Given the US's fairly unique position in world affairs currently, it would be interesting to see an international equivalent of this list.
Do you mean, international high school students naming the most famous Americans in history, or a list of the most famous people in history with no regard to nationality?
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Do you mean, international high school students naming the most famous Americans in history, or a list of the most famous people in history with no regard to nationality?
The former, though perhaps Presidents should be included.
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The former, though perhaps Presidents should be included.
I don't think the difference between the lists would be too huge. Now, ask American high school students to name the most famous non-Americans in history...that would be interesting(and not in a good way).
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I don't think the difference between the lists would be too huge. Now, ask American high school students to name the most famous non-Americans in history...that would be interesting(and not in a good way).
1. David Beckham
2. Paris Hilton (She's French, right?)
3. Tina Turner
4. Oskar Schindler
5. Keira Knightley
6. James Bond
7. Chris Martin
8. Wyclef Jean
9. Detlef Schrempf
10. House MD
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1. David Beckham
2. Paris Hilton (She's French, right?)
3. Tina Turner
4. Oskar Schindler
5. Keira Knightley
6. James Bond
7. Chris Martin
8. Wyclef Jean
9. Detlef Schrempf
10. House MD
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1. David Beckham
2. Paris Hilton (She's French, right?)
3. Tina Turner
4. Oskar Schindler
5. Keira Knightley
6. James Bond
7. Chris Martin
8. Wyclef Jean
9. Detlef Schrempf
10. House MD


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#9 was for you. Could have rolled with Nocioni, but, Schrempf is a legend, albeit not a Bulls' legend.
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#9 was for you. Could have rolled with Nocioni, but, Schrempf is a legend, albeit not a Bulls' legend.
Schrempf

Ever notice he kind of looks like French Stewart?
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Schrempf

Ever notice he kind of looks like French Stewart?
I never did, cos I was too bedazzled by his nightly boxscores (seriously, he filled up a stat sheet nicely, was a great Fantasy B-Ball player) to really gaze at his visage.

I have to say that I found the original post heartening. I am sure any and all of us could nitpick a few choices, but overall, it was a hell of a lot better than I anticipated when I first opened the thread.
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Interesting that 6 are women and Marilyn Monroe??? Don't get that one.
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The survey does not surprize me. I teach 7th grade language arts in a middle school and most of my students have no clue on American history or the people who helped shape it.

Politcal Correctness, within the schools, has bashed history in America.
Has "bashed history in America"? Oh, please explain this one...
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I loved "Lies My Teacher Told Me." I thought it was an excellent analysis on the problems of history in schools.
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So the people on that list, other than Marilyn and Oprah, had no role in shaping American history and are there strictly due to political correctness? I don't think teachers should be endorsing such an idea, sorry.
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