Finally (regarding History, again):
how many have ever heard - in high school or first year of college, okay, tops - of Edmund Burke's criticism of the French revolution ?
Irrelevant? Not quite:
Burke was one of the early supporters for the American independence.
My name is pronounced like "see real". I code stuff for a living and for pleasure. I care quite a bit about language.
I think America should consider doing the same, and... ASAP!