But so what? Other great post-enlightenment thinkers, Freud, Hegel, Marx, Weber, and Levi-Strauss, have also been carved from any textbook and are not even to be found in the high school library--this is in the Portland metro area, not faraway Baker City. (Not to mention, closer to home, Edward Abbey or Vine Deloria, who have more to say about the real history of the West than anything in the history texts.)
Can you imagine CNN (or the NYT, for that matter) devoting stories to, say, the State of Alabama's decision to excise Marx from the high school curriculum? Nope. But I can easily envision widespread outrage on those same editorial pages at a decision by, say, the Ann Arbor school district to make the 18th Brumaire and Totem and Taboo required reading.