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The Illiterate Generation

A study released by National Geographic found that Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 are geographically illiterate.

  • One-third of respondents couldn’t locate Louisiana on a map
  • Six in 10 could not find Iraq
  • 75% were unable to pinpoint Israel, and what’s probably the funniest—or more saddening—statistic,
  • Thirty percent thought the most heavily fortified border in the world was between the United States and Mexico

Perhaps higher education should stop worrying about discriminatory toilets.

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Mr. Mattera is the editor-at-large of HUMAN EVENTS and the author of the New York Times bestseller Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation (Simon & Schuster). He also hosts The Jason Mattera Show on News Talk Radio 77WABC. Previously, he was the Spokesman for Young America's Foundation and a TV correspondent for Michelle Malkin. Follow Jason on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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